Eight days after giving birth to her first baby girl, field hockey head coach Michelle Tambroni was given a victorious congratulation from her red skirted squad.
The Red bounced back from last Sunday’s defeat at the hands of No. 6 Michigan State, to beat Colgate, 2-0.
The first half of the game was governed mainly by Red (6-2), still the homeside failed to finish on offensive chances and Colgate goaltender, Sara Corcoran, successfully kept Cornell off the board until senior Karleigh Burns shot past Corcoran into the left slot of the goal.
“We were down there capitalizing, sure we might not ahve capitalized as much as we wanted to, but we kept pushing. We pushed on past Michigan State,”said Burns.
The second half began with the Red holding a 1-0 lead. Burns helped the ball find the back of a cage with a free hit by sophomore Kimmy Gardner.
“Player for player we’re a better, more talented team,” Tambroni said.
This was made clear by Cornell’s showing on the field, as sophomore Kaitlin Tierney only had to make one save to maintain the blanking.
Tierney is leading the Ancient Eight with a 9.00 saves per game average.
Overall, the Red’s defense stiffled any effort from Colgate to generate offense. The visitors mustered just three shots in the contest.
The effort had Tambroni glowing about her team’s prospects.
“The mood of the team is great. They’re very hungry. It’s amazing and the depth is great,” she praised.
Archived article by Julia Macdonald