PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Senior Gabby Kozlowski scored a pair of
goals to break Columbia’s all-time record, but the Lions fell to Rutgers, 3-2,
in their 2012 finale on Sunday afternoon. Columbia concludes the season with a
9-8 overall record.
Kozlowski tied the record yesterday at Harvard and surpassed
Nikki Campbell as the program’s most prolific scorer with 42 career goals.
“First of all, congratulations to Gabby for becoming Columbia’s
new leading goal scorer,” said Marybeth Freeman. “The loss was a tough
way to end the season, but I’m proud of each of these women for their
dedication and their understanding that great things will continue to come from
The Scarlet Knights began the scoring in the 21st
minute off a penalty corner. Carlie Rouh fed Cornelia Duffin on a set-play to
give Rutgers the 1-0 lead.
Kozlowski’s record-breaking goal came on a tremendous diving
effort that tied the game in the 25th minute. Seniors Paige Simmons
and Katie DeSandis provided the assists on the play. The standout senior posted
her second tally early in the second half to give the Lions a 2-1 advantage,
converting a pass from Christina Freibott for her team-leading 12th goal
of the year.
However, Christie Lonsky scored in the 55th
minute and provided the game-winner with 2:44 remaining in regulation to snap
her team’s four-game losing streak.
Christie O’Hara made eight stops in goal. Kozlowski scored
on two of her team-high three shots in the game.