Columbia traveled the distance to face Dartmouth in the CSA Women’s Match of the Week and it was worth the drive. The Lions dominated the top half of the ladder with wins at 1,2,3,4, and 5 and closed out the ladder with wins at 8 and 9.
After the last rankings adjustment, the Columbia women dropped placing them right on the cusp of a top 12 ranking. This was a key match for helping qualify into the National Team Championships.
“We had dropped to #12 below a few teams we had not played but were above before and this win against #9 Dartmouth was a big one for us to move back up helping our draw for the Team Nationals” Head Coach Chris Sachvie comments.
Columbia will look to solidify a top 12 rank next week against Cornell to close out the season. “Cornell is another team ranked close to us, we split 5-4 decisions with them last year twice so we anticipate another great match and want to ride a couple Ivy wins into Nationals” Sachvie adds.
Our goal is to avenge some of our close losses from this season at Nationals and push for the highest possible ranking at year end. Everyone’s working hard, making improvements, and hungry to finish strong!”