NEW YORK –The Columbia men’s soccer team (0-1-0) will play in front of home fans for the first time this season on Tuesday night, hosting Stony Brook (2-1-0) at Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium. The first kick is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.
Fans unable to attend Tuesday’s game can watch the action live on ESPN+or follow the action with live statistics provided by GoColumbiaLions.com. Fans can also follow the game on Twitter by following @CULionsMSOC.
All fans attending games at the Baker Athletics Complex must adhere to Columbia Athletics and University venue protocols. Please find Columbia’s site policies here.
5 THINGS TO KNOW:
#1 | THE SOFTNESS OF HOME
Since the start of the 2013 season, the Lions are unbeaten 7-0-1 in home openers. That mark includes six straight wins from 2013 to 2018. Last year, Columbia beat George Washington 2-0 in his home debut with one goal and one assist apiece. Ryan Kipness and Jake Novoshelski. The last time the Lions were defeated in a home opener was on August 31, 2012, losing to Fairfield 1-0.
#2 | MAKEUP 2022
This year’s team includes five seniors, nine juniors, four sophomores and nine freshmen. Of the 27 that make up the roster, 11 are new to the team, including the first nine years, junior Evan Kim and senior Nicolas Jandeleit. Columbia returns 75% of its goals scored, 64% of its total assists and 68% of its points accumulated from the 2021 season. These returns include last year’s top scorers, Will DeNight and Jake Novoshelski.
#3 | LAST TIME OUT
Columbia opened the season Friday at George Washington and scored the first with a 37th-minute goal from Jack Muoio. The goal came from a perfectly placed header after a corner sent by Will DeNight and scored the first goal of the junior’s collegiate career. However, GW would respond 11 seconds before half-time and then took the lead with a free-kick near the box in the 78th minute. Columbia outshot the home team, 14-9, with each team taking three shots on net. The head coach Kevin Anderson summed up the performance by saying, “I thought we had played well at times but still had a ways to go.”
#4 | LIONS DEBUTS
Eight Lions made their college debuts in Friday’s season opener – Ryan Yang, Brandon Newman, Ben Sidley, Alessandro Franciosa, Carmine Falco, Cy SokolowskiJoao Lima and Jesse Greissman. Yang, Newman, Sidley and Franciosa appeared in the starting XI, with Yang taking his first collegiate shot and shooting on goal. Sokolowski and Falco also scored their first shots off the bench.
#5 | SEA BASS SERIES
Columbia and Stony Brook have faced each other seven times in a series dating back to 1990. Columbia won the first four matchups between the two programs from 1990 to 2005. Stony Brook earned its first series victory in 2007 and won the last three . Last year, the Seawolves won at Long Island, 1-0, thanks to a 45th-minute penalty goal.