The men of the hockey team celebrate as they advance past Union in the ECAC Playoffs.

FASMAN | Give My Regards to Davy

Goodbyes are not easy for me. I would rather duck out quietly and avoid them altogether than face the inevitable heartbreak that I feel when leaving behind the people and places that I love. But quietly bowing my head and hitting the road would be the most inappropriate ending to my time at Cornell. Cornell and this publication in particular have given me so much — a true love of learning and a passion, but also most importantly, the confidence that what I have to say can have an impact. Coming to Cornell, my case of imposter’s syndrome was severe.

The Red looks to extend its Ivy win streak when Columbia visits Ithaca on Saturday

Wrestling Prepares to Battle Columbia and No. 4 Oklahoma State

As one of the most impressive teams in Cornell athletics, the wrestling team has taken home 13 consecutive Ivy titles over the last 13 years. Boasting memorable wrestlers like Kyle Dake ’13 and current junior Gabe Dean over the years — as well as the unsung heroes — the wrestling squad, especially the starting 10, consistently comes onto the mat with drive and confidence. Despite recent struggles, head coach Robert Koll expects his team to take home yet another title. “I believe one of the reasons our team has won so many Ivy League titles over the years is because we do expect to win it,” he said. “[However], we certainly don’t overlook any opponents, especially our Ivy competitors, because one loss will almost certainly cost us the title.”

This weekend, the Red (3-4) will face Ivy opponent Columbia on its way to the title before turning around and facing No.

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WOMEN’S SOCCER | Red Falls in its Last Game of the Season but Still Claims Best Finish Since 1996

As another soccer season ended this past weekend, the Cornell women’s squad finished in fifth place in the Ivy League, the best finish it has seen in 20 years. Saturday’s match against Dartmouth (8-4-4, 1-3-3 Ivy), the last of the season, was a close game between two competitive teams. While the Red (9-4-4, 2-4-1 Ivy) ultimately fell to the Green, 0-1, the team has seen a successful season overall and has a lot to look forward to next season. “For Saturday’s match at Dartmouth, I was disappointed in the result, and in our attacking performance for part of the time,” said head coach Patrick Farmer. “I didn’t think we played with the speed or aggression we had shown in training earlier in the week or that we expected for this match. We did better in the second half and maybe did enough to warrant a draw, but not enough to earn the win.”

Despite the disappointment in Saturday’s results, Farmer said he thinks the team had strong season, with many players of different ages contributing on the field.