Junior forward Jonathan Cullum agreed with head coach John Smith in that the Red can take a number of positives away from the game.

Men’s Soccer Winless in First Two Games

The Cornell Men’s Soccer team (0-1-1) began its highly anticipated season with a loss to Central Connecticut State University (0-1-1). With home-field advantage and a two goal lead heading into the final 30 minutes, the Red gave up two goals to the Blue Devils and ended with a 2-2 tie. “We lost a little bit of focus,” junior forward Jonathan Cullom said. “We started off strong with two good goals. Both of their goals were set pieces off long throws, which we definitely could have tightened up on.”

Still, given the unique position the team is in —touting a new coach after a tenuous season last year — there are definite silver linings to take away from this performance.

While men’s tennis was not able to beat Columbia nor Dartmouth, they were able to salvage a win against Harvard, their first Ivy League win of the year.

Cornell Men’s Tennis Kicks Off Ivy Play, Defeats Harvard

While Cornell students were away soaking up the sun, the men’s tennis team stayed in Ithaca over spring break to grind out the beginning of their Ivy League Season. The men faced Columbia, Harvard and Dartmouth at home, clinching a 4-1 victory over Harvard, but suffering losses to Columbia and Dartmouth, 4-1 and 4-2 respectively. The first match at home against Columbia on March 26 was closer than the score might suggest. According to head coach Silviu Tanasiou, this match came down to crucial shifts in momentum and coming through in “key scenarios.”

“They were just a little more resilient than we were,” Tanasiou said. “We were a little more tentative in key scenarios.