October 24, 2013

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY | ECAC Foes Pose Different Threats

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Feeling confident after a weekend sweep against Northeastern University at Lynah Rink, the Cornell women’s ice hockey team is ready for its upcoming games this weekend against Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Both games will be played at home as the Red tries to defend this season’s undefeated streak.

Last weekend, led by senior co-captain Jessica Campbell — who picked up three assists during the game — the Red began the first game with a 2-0 lead and cruised to an eventual 6-2 victory. Energized after the first win, the Red ended the second game with a shutout, 3-0. Senior goaltender Laura Slebodnick made 23 saves, which contributed to her 16th career shutout.

After performing so well on Ithaca’s newly instituted “Women’s Hockey Team Day,” the Red is confident in its abilities to be victorious in its upcoming games this weekend. First up will be the Clarkson Golden Knights (5-1-1). While Cornell remains undefeated this season, Clarkson recently suffered its first loss against Mercyhurst.

“As always against Clarkson, every year that I have been here, they have been very tough games — real tight games, close scoring games, close checking games,” said head coach Doug Derraugh. “They’ve got great goaltending, real strong defensive core, goal scorers,

Connor Archard / Senior PhotographerEn route to her 16th career shutout, senior goalkeeper Lauren Slebodnick made 23 saves against Northeastern last weekend.