By JOEL COOPER
The women’s soccer team had mixed results this weekend at the inaugural Big Red Shootout, easing to a 5-0 victory on Friday over Virginia Military Institute before just falling short in second overtime to Temple University, 2-1, on Sunday.
The Big Red Shootout was the first time that Cornell hosted a women’s soccer tournament since 1995. With St. Bonaventure University participating as the fourth team in the tournament, the overall victory was decided by total number of points, with three points given for winning a game, one for drawing and none for losing. The Red finished the tournament tied in second place with St. Bonaventure, but were given second place over the Bonnies due to the fact that they scored more goals over the weekend.
After a strong opening weekend the week before, Cornell hit training hard and, according to sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Crowell, focused on upping the Red’s tempo on the field while also improving defensively.
Cameron Pollack / Sun Staff PhotographerSophomore Elizabeth Crowell helped the Red to victory on Friday, scoring two of the five goals in Cornell’s game against Virginia Military Institute.