November 9, 2016
TWICE AS NICE
Columbia men stop Penn again
PRINCETON, N.J. – The Columbia University men topped Penn for the second time this Ivy League season, 3-0, Wednesday night.
The Lions (12-3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Dartmouth for Ivy lead at 4-1-1 records.
The 3-0 result was the most goals Columbia scored in a win since a 4-3 victory over Monmouth Sept. 14. The victory also gave Columbia its most wins in the regular season since 1983, when the Lions went 15-0 in the regular season before becoming the NCAA Division I runner-up.
In the first half, Rhys Williams gathered a throw in on the left side and sent a cross towards Arthur Bosua in the box. Bosua was defended well and unable to gather the ball, which trickled through to Francisco Agrest, waiting on the left. The sophomore sent it back to the right upper 90 for his third goal of the year, giving Columbia a 1-0 lead at 12:18.
Columbia fired eight shots in the opening 17 minutes of the second half before breaking through gain. When Agrest went into the box on another run in the 65th minute, he was tackled from behind, drawing a penalty kick.
In his first penalty chance this season, Zach Morant converted for a 2-0 advantage with 25 minutes remaining.
On the third goal Kynan Rocks found the ball on a run. After his shot was saved by keeper Etan Mabourakh, Bosua cleaned up the rebound, tapping in his fifth goal of the season in the 82nd minute.
Goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira stopped a season-high seven shots in his sixth shutout of the season.
Columbia can clinch at least a share of an Ivy League title against Cornell Sunday at 1 p.m.