September 2, 2014

FIELD HOCKEY |Cornell Squad Will Face In-State Rival Colgate In Season Opener, Looks to Start Season Strong

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By LISA AWAITEY

The Cornell field hockey team heads to Colgate for a thrilling season opener this Friday, September 5 against its in-state rival. The Red has a 24-14-4 (.619) record for all-time season openers and edges Colgate in the series with an all-time 20-19-3 record.

At the last meeting against the Raiders, Cornell walked away with 3-2 victory at home. Sophomore Katy Weeks was instrumental for the Red, scoring two for Cornell.

However, the win was tough, with Colgate pulling ahead twice, forcing Cornell to equalize and regain momentum on the offensive end. The first goal came from Elly Plappert ’14, who tipped in a shot from current junior Marisa Siergiej. Minutes later, the Red found itself trailing. Plappert helped tie the game once more, this time with an assist to Weeks. The Plappert-Weeks duo was able to score again to secure a win for Cornell.

Junior captain Taylor Standiford, along with senior assistant captain Ann DiPastina, looks to be a dominating presence in the midfield this season. (Michelle Feldman / Sun Senior Editor)

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