September 19, 2003

W. Soccer Visits Hawaii

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Weather conditions should not factor heavily on the women’s soccer tournament this weekend. Forecasts call for beautiful sun, blue skies, and only moderate surf. Unfortunately, we can expect rain in Ithaca. The other report is for Hilo, Hawaii, where the Red will head this weekend for its first ever match-up against the University of Hawaii.

The footballers have won their last three contests, outscoring opponents 9-2 in the span. Senior co-captain Emily Knight had an especially productive week. The forward notched three goals and three assists for a total of nine points overall. The effort netted her Ivy League Player of the Week honors.

Additionally, junior goalie Katie Thomas recorded her first shutout of the season, and junior back Natalie Dew recorder her first collegiate goal during the team’s 4-0 shutout of St. Bonaventure.

Heading into the game against the Rainbows, Cornell hopes to keep the streak alive, but Hawaii has a solid team and should give the Red tough competition. Despite dropping its season opener to No. 11-ranked Arizona State, Hawaii has gone undefeated in six straight games. In that time, the Rainbows have outscored their opponents an astonishing 22-4. Factoring heavily in that ratio has been standout sophomore Natasha Kai. The forward currently ranks third in the nation in goals (1.71) and points (3.71) per match. Hawaii’s 3.14 team goals per game average also places it 16th in the country.

But if all goes well for the Red, Thomas and Dew will keep this potent Rainbow offense in check and the Red’s leading scorers, Knight, and sophomore Shannon Fraser will find the back of the net to put Cornell on top.

Archived article by Everett Hullverson

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