In an unfortunate flashback to last week’s loss against Notre Dame, fouls and draw controls helped contribute to the Red’s third loss in four games, as Cornell was defeated yesterday afternoon by Hofstra, 13-8.
There is no good way to end a season. But a series sweep at home to a team that two years ago could only watch Cornell hockey in awe is particularly disappointing. Quinnipiac dashed Cornell’s ECACHL title hopes Saturday night with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Red at Lynah Rink. The win advances the Bobcats (20-13-5, 12-8-4 ECACHL) to the league semifinals next weekend in Albany, while No. 20 Cornell (14-13-4, 10-9-4) must say a bittersweet goodbye to its seniors and its season.
Women assured of second place for sixth straight year
The equestrian squad will look to finish its season on a high note this weekend at the Hartwick Invitational in Oneonta, N.Y.
Regardless of the result, the Red will finish as reserve champions (second place) for the sixth straight year, trailing rival Skidmore College. Head coach Chris Mitchell, however, is not satisfied with simply coasting into second place.
The men’s and the women’s tennis teams are gearing up for some tough competition this weekend. The men will have a full weekend as they travel to play both Georgetown and Maryland while the women stay in Ithaca to take on UMass.
The softball team will attempt to defend its perfect 4-0 record this weekend at the Dixie Classic in Norfolk, Va. The Red will open the classic today with games against Niagara (0-4) and Delaware (2-3), facing Norfolk State (1-8) and Binghamton (0-5) tomorrow and closing out play on Sunday with a double-header against Marist (1-9).
After three consecutive games on Schoellkopf Field, the women’s lacrosse team will be venturing out to Hempstead, NY on Sunday to take on Hofstra. Although the women have their loss to Notre Dame fresh in their minds, they have put it behind them and play some solid lacrosse this weekend. The Red is also excited to have the opportunity to travel for the first time all season.
While many Cornell students’ goals before spring break are to survive prelims, catch up on sleep and fill out their March Madness brackets, the men’s lacrosse team has a different objective in mind — to go into the break undefeated for the second straight year. Standing in its path though, is a date with No. 9 Army, a team that upset Syracuse earlier this season. No. 3 Cornell will look to build on its victory over Notre Dame last weekend when it faces the Black Knights tomorrow on the road.
Halim, Taylor, Uceny and Wilfred compete on biggest stage
This weekend, four members of the Red track teams have one last opportunity to build upon an already successful indoor season. Juniors Muhammad Halim and Ray Taylor will compete in the triple jump, while seniors Morgan Uceny and Sarah Wilfred will compete in the 800-meter and the high jump, respectively, at the NCAA Indoor track championships.
Last year at this time, the Cornell gymnastics team traveled to Philadelphia, PA and won a decisive victory over its rival — the Temple Owls. That dual meet sparked the beginning of the Red’s deep run into Nationals, which was the best finish in program history. With five returning All-Americans and a solid core of freshman, the Red hope that tomorrow’s regular season home finale with Temple will foreshadow even more postseason success.