Junior Isabel Josephs was a key distributor for the Red against Vermont with a pair of assists.

Cornell Field Hockey Hits Highs and Lows on Homecoming Weekend

Homecoming weekend brought out the best and the worst of the Cornell field hockey team, as it fell short to Penn but bounced back against Vermont. The Red lost its first Ivy game of the season to Penn, 1-0. However, the women were nothing short of disappointed, according to head coach Donna Hornibrook. The Quakers came out strong, scoring in the first eight minutes of the game. “Full credit [to Penn’s] hustle, but I didn’t feel like we handled them well,” Hornibrook said.

ELDEN | Jose Fernandez Left Impact On, off Field

On Sunday morning, the baseball community was shaken by the news that one of the best and brightest talents in the game had passed away at just 24 years old. José Fernandez was widely considered one of the best pitchers in baseball. In a year that has seen the highest league average ERA since 2009 and more pitchers used over the course of the season than any other season before, Fernandez excelled.

Neither team dominated the match, which made for a very intense five sets; the middle three sets finished 25-22, 25-27, and 21-25, respectively.

Cornell Drops Five-Set Thriller to Columbia to Start League Play

Cornell volleyball travelled to Columbia this past Saturday to take on the Lions in what turned into a five-set thriller. Cornell took a commanding two set lead to start off the match, but ended up falling in the end, 3-2 (25-14, 25-22, 25-27, 21-25, 9-15). Both sides were extremely evenly matched, with almost identical statistics for kills, points, and assists. In the end, however, Cornell wasn’t able to hold on for the win, as Columbia clawed their way back to a gritty win to open the Ivy season. The Red came out guns blazing and dominated the first set 25-14 while hitting .500.

Cornell searches for their first win of the season on Saturday.

Sprint Football Searches for Consistency Against Mansfield

It’s all in the past now. After losing their home opener to Navy, Cornell sprint football will travel to Mansfield this weekend in search of the team’s first win to get the season on track. “To us, last week doesn’t matter,” added senior running back Kevin Nathanson. “We are ready and excited to play Mansfield.”

The is Red is only looking forward and hopes that the loss to the Midshipmen only drives the team to improvement going forward. “We’ve been concentrating on Mansfield and preparing for the game this weekend,” said senior defensive back Ryan Jackson.