NEW YORK - Columbia head women's lacrosse coach Liz Kittleman Jackson has announced the schedule for the 2013 season. The Lions
will play 16 games this season, with seven against non-conference opponents, including
three teams from the America East Conference and one from the BIG EAST
Conference. The team has a total of eight home matches this season to be played
on Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence Wien Stadium.
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Columbia opens the 2013 campaign on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 1
p.m. hosting Mount St. Mary's. The Northeast Conference runner-ups were one of
Columbia's big wins last year, defeating them 14-5 in the season opener.
For the second consecutive season, Columbia will host a BIG
EAST Conference opponent with Villanova coming into Lawrence Wien Stadium on
Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. The Lions non-conference slate in March also
includes two America East Conference teams, with trips to Vermont and New
On Saturday, March 23 the Lions will return to New York as
they host reigning Ivy League Tournament champion Dartmouth at 1 p.m. According
to the preseason rankings issued by InsideLacrosse.com, the Big Green holds the
No. 11 spot.
To cap the month of March, Columbia will host Fresno State
for the first time in program history on Sunday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The match-up
against the Bulldogs begins a four game home stand for Columbia.
Up next, the Lions will welcome pre-season No. 10 Penn to
Robert K. Kraft Field in possibly the toughest match on the season. Columbia will look to take down the
reigning regular season Ivy League winners on Saturday, Apr. 6 at 1 p.m.
The home stretch ends on Wednesday, Apr. 17, as Columbia
will have another tough match-up against No. 20 Albany. The America East
Conference champions will meet the Lions on the field for the first time in
program history in the 5 p.m. contest.
To finish up regular season Ivy League play, Columbia will
face its fourth pre-season top-20 opponent when they head to No. 15 Harvard on
Saturday, Apr. 20 at 1 p.m. The Lions will complete the 2013 regular season at
home when they take on neighborhood rival Manhattan on Saturday, Apr. 27 at 1