Finishing above .500 in the Ivy League is a realistic goal for the Red with two games left in the season.

Field Hockey Focused on an Improved 2017 Campaign With Just Two Games Left

Cornell’s field hockey team is looking to finish off its last two games of the season strong. So far, the Red has posted an 8-7 record including a 2-3 Ivy League record. The team is currently ranked 39th in the NCAA Division I standings and fourth in the Ivy League, two places lower than where the women finished off last year’s season. It may not have been the season Cornell expected, but the women are learning from their mistakes and continuing to move forward, according to junior co-captain Sam McILwrick. “The season has been challenging,” McILwrick said.“We haven’t gotten the results we’ve wanted but I’m also really proud of the team.”

Head coach Donna Hornibrook said she agrees, commenting that the year has been a bit of a roller coaster.

The women's soccer team has had the hardest non-conference schedule of all Ivy League teams, according to head coach Patrick Farmer

Women’s Soccer: the Quest for the Winning Season

Last year, the women’s soccer team finished with a 9-4-4 record. It was the first time since 2002 that the team had finished with a winning record. Head coach Patrick Farmer assumed his position in 2012, and since then the women’s team has picked up increasingly more wins with each successive season (one win in 2012, seven wins in 2013 and eight wins in 2014 all led up to the nine-win 2015 campaign. In this way, Farmer has instilled a positive trajectory in the program that keeps his players focused on improving their play with hopes to finish with a winning record. Despite the team’s current mediocre Ivy League record that puts the Red in a tie for fifth with Princeton and Yale, the Red (4-8-2, 1-3-1) still has games against Princeton and Dartmouth over the next two weeks.

The Red had six players go down against Post University, but is unfazed by the setbacks.

Cornell Sprint Football Determined to Turn Around Difficult Season

It has not been an easy journey. Cornell sprint football has seen a 2016 season marred by tough opponents, injuries and a heartbreaking loss. But with a couple games left on the calendar, the Red is set on turning this final stretch of the season around. One thing is clear with this group. No matter whom they lose to or whom they defeat, this team is resilient.

Cornell Volleyball currently sits at 9-9, hungry to get above .500.

Cornell Volleyball Sets Sights on First Winning Record Since 2006

With six games left in the season, Cornell volleyball has matched every loss with a win for an overall record of 9-9, already surpassing last year’s win total. The team has seen an upward trend in performance in the Ivy League as well, notching three wins, one more than last season’s total. Head coach Trudy Vande Berg started her second season as the head coach of the team this fall. Working with one of the younger rosters in the league last year, Vande Berg was able to match the previous year’s record of 6-18. Having some experience under the belts of the players has definitely proved beneficial, as evidenced by the team’s record thus far.