The Red will go up against two very different styles of play in Penn and Princeton; regardless of what happens, this will go down as one of the Red's most successful seasons since 2008.

Volleyball Looks to Finish Season With Two Ivy Wins

In its last battles of the season, the Cornell women’s volleyball team looks to upset the Princeton Tigers on Friday and continue its winning streak against the University of Pennsylvania on Saturday. “We will have to be prepared and execute in the match but play with heart and for each other,” said head coach Trudy VandeBerg, on playing the Tigers (17-4, 11-1 Ivy). “They don’t make many mistakes and are good in all of their positions, so we will have to do the same.”

The Tigers have architected a near-flawless season and will present quite a challenge for the Red (11-11, 5-7) in its season-closer. Nevertheless, freshman setter Katie Randolph is confident in her team’s ability to stick to the plan and execute on Friday. “Princeton has done really well, but we put a lot of effort into scouting other teams,” Randolph said.

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.