2019 Fall Preseason: Columbia Men 10 - Yale 0

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

In a preseason matchup, Yale Men traveled to NYC to take on Columbia University. Columbia came out ahead by a score of 10-0.

Columbia controlled most of the game. The first half was played 90 percent in the Yale end but Columbia could not execute the finish. The match was tied 0-0 at the half.

The home team punched in two second half tries to seal the victory. The first try was scored by Hunter Petlansky on a 40-meter scat to the end zone. Petlansky, a first year player and former wildcat option quarterback, proved dangerous in the open field. The second try of the match was dotted down by another rookie, Dennis Hernandez-Porter.

The Columbia defense held strong throughout the contest. With both sides making substitutions in the final minutes, Yale pressed at the goal line. The Columbia D held strong to earn the shutout.