NEW YORK - Columbia volleyball returns to Levien Gym to host
a pair of Ivy League matches this weekend against Dartmouth on October 12 at 7
p.m. followed by a special GO PINK Night to support the fight against breast
cancer vs. Harvard on October 13 at 5 p.m.
The Lions (7-7, 2-3 Ivy League) hold a 5-1 record on their
home court and will look to snap a three-game losing streak after falling to
Princeton, 3-1, and Penn, 3-0, on the road last weekend.
As a team, Columbia currently leads the entire Northeast region
and ranks 18th in the nation in blocks, averaging 2.86/set. Heather Braunagel holds the top
spot in Ivy League blocking, averaging 1.33/set, while teammate Savannah
Fletcher checks in third in the league with 1.21 blocks/set.
Also an undeniable offensive force for the Lions, Braunagel leads
the Ivy League with a .379 hitting percentage, recording 63 kills while
committing just 10 errors on the season.
Senior Megan Gaughn, another offensive impact player for
Columbia, knocked down her 100th kill of the season last weekend and
leads the Lions with 2.22 kills/set.
Live video and live stats will be available for both
contests this weekend.
Lions vs. Big Green
Dartmouth (2-13, 1-4 Ivy League) lost its fifth straight
match last Saturday, falling to Brown in straight sets at Leede Arena.
Although the Big Green hold a 15-9 all-time record over the
Lions, Columbia was victorious in the last four meetings, including two
come-from-behind, 3-2, wins last season.
Leading the way for Dartmouth is Alex Schoenberger with 2.79
kills/set, Kayden Cook with a .304 hitting percentage and Elisa Scudder with
Lions vs. The Crimson
Harvard (5-11, 2-3) downed Brown 3-0 last weekend before
dropping a 3-0 decision to Yale.
The Crimson leads the all-time series with Columbia, 35-12,
but has split the season series each of the last two years.
Offensively, Taylor Docter leads Harvard with 2.93
kills/set, while Erin Cooney is hitting a team-best .259. Caroline Holte heads
the defensive unit with .97 blocks/set.
GO PINK Night
Join Columbia volleyball in the fight against breast cancer
on GO PINK Night, Saturday, October 13 at 5 p.m. when the Lions take on the
Harvard Crimson. All donations will benefit the Herbert Irving Comprehensive
Cancer Center. Admission to the match is free.
All fans will receive a Dig Pink bracelet and one lucky fan
will receive an iPod Nano. In addition, Fairway Market will be donating $1 to
breast cancer research for every fan that attends the match.
After the match, there will be a youth clinic and autograph
session with the team. For more information, please contact Lauren Mangurian
Wear your pink and support the Herbert Irving Comprehensive