November 13, 2016
LIONS ROAR INTO FIRST
Columbia rolls, earns share of Ivy League title with win
NEW YORK – The Columbia University men won their 10th Ivy League title with a 4-0 victory over Cornell on Sunday.
The Lions improved to 13-3-1 overall and matched Dartmouth’s 5-1-1 conference record, as the two schools became co-Ivy League champions.
Arthur Bosua posted his first career a hat-trick and John Denis added a score on a Bosua assist, while goalkeeper Dylan Castanheira put up his seventh shutout of the season.
"This group of guys has worked hard," head coach Kevin Anderson said. "This isn't a one year journey, this is a long journey. Credit to them. Key moments from key guys, making changes, bringing guys off the bench that are committed to the journey is a privilege for a coach to have."
Columbia needed a victory in order to clinch at least a share of the conference title, and came out of the gates swinging. In just the fifth minute of the match, Amit Shumowitz sent a cross in towards Bosua, who knocked a header to the right post that bounced in to make the game 1-0.
The Lions had more chances to add on to the lead in the first, with a total of eight corner kicks tallied, but went into the half holding just the one score lead.
In the 56th minute, Rhys Williams broke free and sent another cross towards Bosua, as the junior headed home another shot to make the score 2-0.
Just 38 seconds after the second goal, Bosua found John Denis, who had some nifty dribbling to get free from the top corner of the box and fired an impressive laser that slid just under the cross bar to give the Lions a 3-0 lead on his fourth goal of the season.
Columbia and Bosua wanted more, and were able to get just that. In the 67th minute, Francisco Agrest streaked on the left side, sending a low cross again to Bosua, who tapped it in for his third goal of the match, and eighth of the season.