September 19, 2008

W. Soccer Faces Teams That Are 7-1-1 Combined

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The women’s soccer team will be at Berman field for two games this weekend after losing its first two home games of the 2008 campaign last weekend.
Tonight at 7 p.m., the Red will host the University of Buffalo Bulls. The Bulls come into this contest with an undefeated 4-0-1 record on the young season. Buffalo leads the overall series record between the schools by a mark of 3-1. [img_assist|nid=31929|title=Turning the corner|desc=Junior forward Eva Dixon (27) plays keep away against a St. Bonaventure defender last Friday in the Red’s 2-0 loss.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
This year, the Bulls’ offense has been led by freshman forward Lindsey Bailey, who has five of her team’s nine goals thus far.
On Sunday, the University of Maine will be visiting Ithaca for a noon matchup with the Red. Maine, which plays in the America East Conference, is currently sitting at 2-0-4 on the year. This weekend’s slate contains two Ivy opponents for the Black Bears as they will be squaring off against Dartmouth today before their Sunday appearance at Berman Field. The highlight of Maine’s play this year has been the stellar goaltending that they have received from senior Jasmine Phillips, who has a 0.55 goals against average three shutouts this season.
The Red is currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak, and has not scored a goal in that stretch of time. The Cornell offense has put plenty of shots on net in each of its games this season, launching 65 total shots in four games this year, but has not been able to find the back of the net three times. The Red coaching staff has been trying out various combinations on the field in hopes of developing some chemistry and sparking the squad’s young offensive firepower.