NEW YORK - The schedule is set for the returning Ivy League Champions in men's soccer, as the Columbia Lions open up the 2017 slate on the road at UMass on Friday, Sept. 1.
Columbia's home season gets under way with a Labor Day match against Fordham at 4 p.m., with the Lions looking to bounce back from a double overtime loss a season ago on the road. After another road game at UNH on Sept. 9, the Lions will be back at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium to face Monmouth, in a rematch of a come-from-behind 4-3 victory on the road last season for Columbia.
The Lions then hit the road for three straight games, at Binghamton (Sept. 16), Hofstra (Sept. 19), and Central Connecticut (Sept. 22), before the Ivy League opener takes place at home against Brown at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. After a quick turnaround, the Lions then host Pitt on Tuesday, Oct. 3, before another home Ivy match against Penn on Sunday, Oct. 8.
Another three-match road trip takes place from Oct. 14-25, with matches at Princeton, Dartmouth, and Rutgers taking the stage. Columbia finishes the home season in a Oct. 29 showdown with Yale, before hosting Sacred Heart on Nov. 1, as a match with Harvard will end the home season on Nov. 5. Columbia's regular season ends on Nov. 11 at Cornell.