“It’s going to be a good opportunity for us to battle against one of the best teams in the Ivy League for our last game.” While Harvard battled the Big Green last week, Columbia found itself in a similarly tight matchup against Yale.
That goal was the only tally Columbia has conceded in all six games of its Ivy League play this season.
Meanwhile, the Lions have standout junior goalie Sophie Whitehouse between the posts, who, before last week, hadn’t conceded a single goal since a 3-2 overtime loss against Saint Joseph’s on September 17.
Agnew, a forward, scored both goals against Dartmouth to lead all Ivy scorers in the past week, and leads the team in points (13).
Both of Agnew’s goals on Saturday came off feeds from Mohammadi; the Crimson will hope to see the two link up again against the Lions.
“It was nice to see that come to fruition against Dartmouth, and we’re going to need to rely on our combination play again against Columbia.” Hess did not play against the Big Green due to injury, and Etzel played a full 90 minutes, conceding only one goal on a corner kick.
This year saw a strong opening and hopes that the Crimson would once again be in contention for the Ivy title, but injuries to key players including Chagares and co-captain and defender Marie Becker threw a wrench into the team’s fine-tuned machine.