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CU to face the MIT Engineers in November

Zack Marcil


On November 23rd, 2019 at 12:30 PM ET the Columbia Lions will go toe to toe against an unfamiliar opponent.

Team President Andrew Dunn announced that the Lions will face the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a non-conference game next season. The two powerhouse academic schools haven’t played each other in an official non-conference game in recent memory, and this instalment will count towards Columbia’s official rankings.

The Engineers went 4-6-0 in 10 recorded games last season.

Forward Carson Smith led the way for the Engineers with 16 points in 8 games, good for an even 8 goals and 8 assists.

Since the 2014-2015 season, Forwards Jon Pounds and Isaac Lajoie have the best recorded seasons for the Engineers, with 25 points in a campaign.

Much like recruits, look for the Lions to announce more non-conference games as the start of the season inches closer to commencing. MIT is certainly a high profile game, and fans should be looking forward to the Boston vs. New York history in this matchup; MIT’s main campus is only about 4 hours from Columbia’s, and about 15 minutes from downtown Boston.

Columbia F Benjamin Vermette, the team's second leading scorer from last season, who looks to one day walk on Mars, said that he is “anxious to play a Space-Grant institution” come late November.

This other-worldly matchup should be a timeless classic, and one that is remembered around the circles of higher education in the Atlantic Northeast for years to come.

Zack Marcil is the Senior Reporter for the Columbia University Men’s Hockey Team, and a Senior Insider covering Ivy League Athletics. He was not accepted into any university with the name Cambridge, or in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You can find him on Twitter at @longshadowjr

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