November 1, 2016
JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME
Last-minute goal boosts Columbia men, 1-0
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Alex Bangerl bodied in a shot from a Nike Azuma corner kick in the final minute of regulation to give the Columbia men's soccer team a 1-0 win at Sacred Heart Tuesday night.
The Lions improved to 11-3-1, the most Columbia program wins since the 11-5-1 season of 1999.
Francisco Agrest was so credited with an assist on the play, his first of the season. Bangerl, Columbia's starting center back, scored his third goal this season.
Although they were unable to break through until the final minute, Lions were aggressive throughout, outshooting Sacred Heart, 15-9.
Sophomore goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira (four saves) recorded his fifth shutout win, improving to 7-1.
The victory gave the Lions three consecutive wins and should provide momentum heading into a Saturday showdown at Harvard. The Crimson leads the league with 13 points and a 4-0-1 record, while Dartmouth and Columbia are tied for second with 10 points at 3-0-1.