February 24, 2003

Cornell Struggles to 3-1 Victory on Senior Night

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The No. 2 men’s hockey team came from behind on Saturday to remain perfect at home, defeating Union 3-1. Though it was Senior Night at Lynah Rink, the game did not get off to a fairy tale beginning as the Red (22-4-1, 17-2-1 ECAC) trailed going into the first intermission for the first time at home this season.

With its ECAC playoff seeding at stake, Union (13-15-4, 9-9-2) opened the contest with an intensity that the Red struggled to match for much of the night. Racing up and down the ice, the Dutchmen used a fast-paced trapping defense to keep the Red off balance and limit its scoring opportunities.

Cornell’s best chance in the opening frame came with 4:50 remaining when senior co-captain Stephen B