||Goals Per Game
Arthur Bosua (7 goals, 5 assists)
John Denis (5 goals, 1 assist)
Philip Hausen (3 goals, 3 assists)
Christian Sady (2 goals, 2 assists)
Dylan Castanheira | 9-2-3
35 saves // .854 save% // 9 SO
||Kyle Parks | 2-7-4
76 saves // .776 save% // 0 SO
The match can be seen live on the Ivy League Network and ESPN3, and the Lions will provide live stats during the match.
Columbia Versus Ivy League
With a pair of Ivy League matches remaining, the Lions are in sole possession of second place, trailing Dartmouth by three points.
|| Conf. W-L
||Cornell (H), Brown (A)
||Harvard (H), Cornell (A)
||Yale (A), Dartmouth (H)
||Dartmouth (A), Columbia (H)
||Penn (A), Yale (H)
||Columbia (A), Penn (H)
||Brown (H), Princeton (A)
||Princeton (H), Harvard (A)
About the Crimson
Although Harvard is in the midst of a tough year from a record standpoint at 2-8-4, the Crimson gave Dartmouth a challenge up until the final whistle last weekend. With 31 seconds remaining in regulation, Matt Danilack broke through for the Big Green to break the scoreless tie and lift Dartmouth to a 1-0 victory. Kyle Parks fell to 2-7-4 in net during the loss, despite an impressive 11 saves.
Harvard has struggled to put the ball in net this season, averaging just 0.71 goals per game, with only two shots on goal against the Big Green. Much of the offense has come from sophomore Philip Hausen, who has nine points from three goals and three assists. Parks has posted a goals against average of 1.60, and has seen 7.53 shots on goal per game.
Columbia trails in the all-time series to Harvard 24-39-5, and is seeking its first win against the Crimson since 2012. The Lions were one of the two remaining opponents left to play the Crimson when Harvard's season was cancelled last year with two matches to play.
Last Time Out
Columbia won its third consecutive match in 3-0 fashion against Sacred Heart on Wednesday evening. Kynan Rocks got the Lions on the board in the onset, sending home a goal in the center of the box off an assist from Matthew Swain and Arthur Bosua. At the start of the second half, Rocks was involved again, flicking a cross from Sam Hatem to John Denis, who finished for the fifth time this season. With 12 minutes to pay, Alex Bangerl ended any hopes of a late comeback when he headed home a corner kick from Beto Carrillo, making it a 3-0 decisive win.
The points and goals leader in the conference is still Bosua, as his 19 points (7G, 5A) lead the league by two, while two other players are tied for the league lead in goals with seven. Denis tied for fourth in goals with five, while his 11 points rank eighth in the conference.
Dylan Castanheira leads the league in the three major goalkeeping categories, posting a 0.41 goals against average, with an .854 save percentage, and eight shutouts. In terms of national rankings, the junior is second in goals against average, sixth in save percentage, and has Columbia tied for third in shutout percentage (0.643).
Sunday will be the final home match for seven seniors that have had a hand in returning the Columbia men's soccer program to a threat to win the Ivy League every season. Prior to the match, Zachary Adler, Alex Bangerl, Gil Hong, Arthur Bosua, Zach Morant, Jack Blattman, and Korede Olagbegi will walk out for the final time. A victory on Sunday will give the group a double-digit victory season for the third time over their careers, as the Lions hoisted an Ivy League trophy a season ago.