October 5, 2001

Field Hockey Rolls On Against Penn

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This Sunday, the field hockey team will face Penn on Franklin Field in Philadelphia at noon. This past Wednesday night, the Cornell field hockey team improved its record to 6-2 with a shutout win against Colgate. The win kept the Red undefeated at home with a record of 3-0. The Red’s new offensively focused game plan was executed to perfection as the Red out shot the Raiders 24 to 3.

The Red netted the first goal of the game to break a scoreless tie. Sophomore Karleigh Burns got the Red on the board first with a blast from the top of the circle at the 33:29 mark. The Red was able to keep the Raiders in check the whole game minimizing turnovers and taking advantage of their opponent’s mistakes. Cornell played a solid game and kept the pressure on the Raiders throughout the contest.

Senior offensive star, Ashleigh Snelson, padded the Red’s lead at the 50:17 mark as she took a pass from Kimmy Gardner and knocked it past Raiders’ goaltender Sara Corcoran for a comfortable 2-0 lead.

Sophomore goaltender, Kaitlin Tierney had another splendid performance in net, making a lone one save and recording her second career shutout. Tierney is leading the Ivy League with an astounding 9.00 saves per game.

The Red will look to continue its momentum when it faces Penn. Last season, the Red faced the Quakers at Schoellkopf Field and came away with a 3-1 win. The teams played an intense, evenly-matched game but the Red was able to overcome the Penn defense and surge to victory. The Quakers this year are off to a rough start with a record of 1-6 overall, with their only win coming against the Big Green of Dartmouth.

The Red and head coach Michelle Tambroni will look to add another win this Sunday and continue their quest for an Ivy League championship. Cornell hasn’t had such an impressive start since 1995 and this is Tambroni’s best start since she joined the Red five years ago.

Archived article by Andrew Knauer