Add one more sport to the list of Cornell’s national powerhouse teams — squash.
Both the men’s and women’s squads finished last season ranked No. 9 in the nation, sending a total of four players to the College Squash Association National championships in Philadelphia last year — the sport’s equivalent of college basketball’s March Madness. Coming off anniversary seasons — the men’s team celebrated its 50th anniversary while the women celebrated their 10th — both teams will look to continue their waves of recent success.
Coming off a crushing defeat to Yale last week, the Cornell football team rebounded on Saturday to beat Georgetown 45-7 on the road, the third straight victory over a Patriot League rival.
Cornell 45, Georgetown 7
The Red offense, spearheaded by a solid rushing game (252 total rushing yards), put up seven touchdowns — three of which came courtesy of senior running back Luke Siwula. Siwula finished the game with 93 yards, bumping him up to fifth place on the school’s all-time rushing list. Quarterback Nathan Ford 24-for-33 also produced solid numbers, passing for 201 yards and finding 12 different receivers on the field (including an 11-yard touchdown reception to sophomore wideout Nick Zerante). Cornell’s damper on Georgetown’s homecoming places the Red at 2-1.
The fall sports season is officially upon us, and September, true to form, has been a very active month — both at Cornell and around the nation. Red football kicked off its season against Bucknell this Saturday, the ticket process for the highly anticipated hockey line was unveiled last week, Roger Federer recently won his 4th consecutive U.S. Open championship and Major League Baseball’s hunt for october is in full gear. Of course, it can’t be too early to talk about the Cornell baseball squad, whose schedule was released on Sept. 6.