While Columbia football kicked off its season on Saturday, the field hockey team continued its historic start by defeating Brown, 1-0. The win improved the Lions’ record to 4-0, which is the best start in the program’s history.
All of the teams in the Ancient Eight faced off this weekend and Columbia, Princeton, Cornell, and Harvard came out victorious. Overall, the Light Blue still hold the best record in the league though Princeton, 4-1, has played one more game. Dartmouth, 0-4, is the only team yet to win a game. Penn has only one victory in seven games.
The Light Blue played a fierce match in Providence as it continued to stick to the game plan that has propelled them thus far. Defense carried Columbia, as the Lions held the Bears to a single shot-on-goal. Overall, Brown was outshot 17-2 in the match.
Columbia took the lead at 12:29 in the second half with a goal from junior Catherine Campbell, who is tied for the team lead with four points this season.
Goalie Gena Miller had another sensational performance, recording her second shutout on the year. The senior net minder currently boasts a .842 save percentage.
While the Lions are a serious contender for the Ivy League championship, Princeton—winner of 13 of the last 14 championships—remains a major threat.
Columbia’s next Ivy League matchup is against Cornell next Saturday. The Big Red currently owns a .500 record (3-3).
The Light Blue will take the field again on Wednesday when it takes on Fairfield on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the road.