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Yale Sweaters Away In Second Half to Prime Soccer

Columbia College Athletics/Mike McLaughlin



5-2 , 3-1



3-4 , 0-4



Rating By Quarters
Staff 1st 2nd third 4th F
7 17 0 17 41
3 13 0 0 16

Sport Recap: Soccer | | Matt Sugam

The Lions fell to the Bulldogs in a Friday evening matchup

NEW YORK – It was a story of two halves, and the second didn’t go properly for Columbia.

Caden Bell was 22-of-41 for 224 yards and a landing, whereas Joey Giorgi ran for 43 yards and a landing and had 21 receiving yards for Columbia. Sadly, the Lions fell to Yale 41-16 on a crisp fall evening at Lawrence A. Wien Stadium on Robert Ok. Kraft Discipline.

Main 16-10 early within the recreation earlier than trailing 24-16 on the break, Columbia was scoreless within the second half.

“It was a sort of a recreation of two halves,” Patricia and Shepard Alexander Head Coach of Soccer Al-Bagnoli stated. “First half we performed actually strong and it wasn’t till the top we bought into a number of the kick recreation woes. We misplaced a bit of momentum, however I believed we had been capable of transfer the ball fairly properly, and performed fairly properly on protection . And I am not likely certain what occurred within the second half to be sincere with you. We had some penalties. We bought off schedule offensively which clearly created some issues and we gave up uncharacteristically some explosive performs within the cross recreation.”

After a primary half dominated by huge performs, each defenses tightened up within the scoreless third quarter.

Yale transformed a 3rd and 6 for a 16-yard landing to cap a 10-play, 72-yard drive and provides Yale the 31-16 lead early within the fourth quarter. A one-yard landing would put issues away at 38-16 with 7:09 to play.

Columbia (3-4, 0-4) opened up the scoring with a 27-field objective halfway by way of the primary quarter. Yale (5-2, 4-0) shortly answered on their second play of the following drive, an 83-yard pitch, and caught it to make it 7-3.

Columbia retook the lead when Joey Giorgi capped off and scored on a 13-yard landing run to cap off a fast five-play, 48-yard drive. After a missed two-point conversion, Yale would reply with a 41-yard subject objective to make it 10-9 with 9:27 left within the half.

JJ Jenkins bought a step forward of his defender and Caden Bell floated a cross that Jenkins hauled in and took the remainder of the way in which for the 64-yard landing. It gave Columbia the 16-10 lead halfway by way of the second quarter.

Jenkins completed with a team-high 4 catches for 78 yards. Bell was making his second straight begin after Joe Inexperienced suffered a season-ending damage.

“Getting in rhythm with all the fellows, getting all the fellows behind me. They have been actually supportive.” Bell stated. “I really feel like tonight we went out, particularly within the first half, made some actually huge explosive performs and there is a number of issues we will construct off of. I do know that we’re a great offense. I believe we confirmed that within the first half, nevertheless it’s a 4 quarter recreation and we have to come out and play 4 quarters and be the offense that I do know we’re able to the entire recreation and I believe it is a completely different outcome.”

Yale answered on a 19-yard pitch and catch to make it 17-16 on the 5:32 mark of the second quarter. A particular groups miscue led to a one-play landing drive for Yale, who took the 24-16 lead into the break.

With three video games to play, the coach hopes to see the workforce take steps ahead in November

“I simply wish to see continued enchancment,” Bagnoli stated. “I see it in some areas. We’re taking part in good groups, and subsequent week we’re taking part in one other actually good workforce.”

Columbia is again in motion subsequent week after they journey as much as Harvard. Kickoff is ready for 1 pm and might be seen on ESPN+.

– The 41 factors allowed was a season-high for the Lions.
Scott Valentas completed with a team-high 11 tackles for his third consecutive double-figure efficiency
– Friday’s assembly was the one hundredth between Columbia and Yale

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