No. 17 Cornell field hockey (12-3, 5-1 Ivy) added more accolades onto its already record-breaking season with two shutout wins against Brown (6-8, 1-5 Ivy) and Boston University (8-8, 3-2 Patriot).
Looking to stay on pace for the Ivy League title, the Red headed to Providence, Rhode Island to face the Bears. Although Brown outshot Cornell, it was a penalty corner in the second quarter by senior defender/midfielder Caroline Ramsey that made the difference. With a 1-0 lead, freshman goalkeeper Martha Broderick stayed strong in net, making five critical saves to give Cornell the 1-0 shutout win.
Although she is just a freshman, Broderick has had a strong impact on the team, contributing to all four shutouts on the season so far.
“She’s very very good, [but] she’s still very young. [People] often forget that she’s only 18 years old,” said head coach Andy Smith. “But what she does have is a command of the game, a command of the tactical understanding and tactical knowledge. She can put defenders in positions where she doesn’t need to deal with shots.”
Despite the success of Broderick and the other freshmen, all eyes were on the seniors on Sunday. Looking to improve on its winning-record, the Red returned home to Ithaca on Sunday to face Boston in its Senior Day game.
It was an all-around team effort in the 6-0 shutout of the Terriers. Sophomore forward Grace Leahy, sophomore midfielder Rease Coleman and junior forward Hanke Govaert all finished with one goal each. Especially on a day honoring its seniors, there was no better way to conclude an already record-breaking career than All-American Ramsey scoring a hat trick in Cornell’s shutout. Broderick helped backstop the Red for most of the game, making two critical saves, before senior goaltender Lexie Hausheer took over goaltending duties to secure the win.
With the win over the Terriers, Cornell earned its 12th win of the season, setting a new program record for most wins in a season.
The Red will face No. 9 Harvard (12-3, 6-0 Ivy) in its last regular season contest on Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon on Marsha Dodson Field. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and will determine the winner of the Ivy League title and the host of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament.