October 30, 2002

No. 14 Tigers Beat Field Hockey 5-2; Red Still Seeking Season Win Record

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One game left, one more win.

While breaking the school record for most wins in a season may not be the biggest thing on the stickwomen’s minds, it can’t be far from the front. Last night the Red (9-8, 3-3 Ivy) dropped a 5-2 loss against undefeated No. 14 Princeton (9-5, 6-0). With one league game left against Dartmouth, the stickwomen hope it will provide a great opportunity to capture the record.

Princeton came out fast and strong, scoring in the second minute of play on a rebound off of senior goaltender Kaitlin Tierney. But the Red remained poised, allowing junior back Kimmy Gardner to score off an assist from sophomore attack Stephanie Maher on a penalty corner.

Princeton continued to put pressure on the Red, leading in total shots 28-9 and penalty corners 13-3. The Tigers were able to notch two more goals within five minutes heading into halftime. Sophomore Natalie Martirosian and Ivy League Player of the Week Kelly Darling scored the goals for Princeton.

In the 52nd minute of play junior midfield Corry Picketts, followed by a successful penalty stroke by sophomore Lizzie Black put Princeton ahead of the Red 5-1. Yet the Red had not given up. With less than five minutes left in game play, Gardner took rebound off her own shot back toward the net where junior attack Carissa Mirasol directed the ball into the cage for the Red’s second goal.

Princeton goaltender Kelly Baril stopped four Cornell shots, while Tierney made 12 saves in the contest for the Red. Senior captain Sarah Nordstrom and junior Ali Winsky each had a defensive save for the Red.

Archived article by Josh Dormont