The Lions (12-33, 6-14 Ivy) ended conference play in seventh place, dropping all four games against Penn (32-15, 15-5 Ivy) this weekend. The Lions were again plagued by a lack of offense. In the first game of the series, the Lions managed to take an early lead with a solo shot from junior outfielder Christie Taylor in the second inning. After that, the Columbia offense remained silent while Penn scored five unanswered runs for a 5-1 win. In the nightcap, the Quakers continued their dominance, scoring eight runs in the first three innings, and Penn pitcher Alexis Borden tossed a complete game. When the Lions returned home the next day, the story stayed the same, with Penn catcher Brooke Coloma posting four RBIs and leading the Quakers to a 9-2 win. The Quakers ripped through the Lions’ pitching staff in the last game, while a four-hitter from Borden, who started all four games, ensured a comfortable victory for Penn. The Lions finish their season against Manhattan in a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Four seniors reflect on their time at Columbia, and what it means to be leaving these years—and NYC—behind.