January 19, 2001

W. Hockey Plays at Lake Placid

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The women’s hockey team will enjoy a respite from ECAC play this weekend when it travels to the eastern part of the state for the annual Lake Placid Tournament.

In a border war of sorts, Cornell will first take on Concordia of Quebec tomorrow at 8 p.m. On Sunday, it will either challenge St. Lawrence or McGill of Ontario.

A little more than midway through its league schedule, the Red (6-9-1, 4-9-1 ECAC) will undoubtedly use this competition as a breath of fresh air before it returns home to host Boston College and Dartmouth next weekend.

In the Lake Placid Tournament last year, Cornell fell 5-1 in the first round to Concordia, but came back to win the consolation game by a score of 4-2.

The Red has suffered through a rough beginning to the new year, having dropped three of its four contests during the stretch.

Most recently it fell 3-1 to Princeton last Saturday in New Jersey. Two timely power-play tallies helped the Tigers to victory. However, Cornell junior assistant captain Jenel Bode did manage to rack up an unassisted short-handed goal, her second score of the year.

The previous night, the Red defeated Yale 3-1 in New Haven, upping its all-time series advantage to 38-1. Briana Jentner, Erin Ellis and Sarah Oliver all found the back of the net in the win, while netminder Sanya Sandahl accumulated 24 saves.

On the season, Erica Olson leads the team in scoring with 13 points on six goals followed by Jenel Bode and Jentner who have 12 and 11 points respectively.

Archived article by Shiva Nagaraj