The women’s hockey team dropped both of its matches on the road this weekend against nationally-ranked competition. Falling just short at No. 6 Dartmouth on Friday, 5-4, the team could not regain its momentum in a 5-1 loss to No. 9 Harvard the next day.
On Friday, the Red (4-4-1, 2-4-1 ECAC) started off strong offensively, as sophomore forward Rebecca Johnston netted the first goal a little over three minutes into the game. After sophomore Sam Wauer took a shot on Dartmouth’s goalie, Johnston was in the perfect position to take advantage of the Green’s open net.
Trying to redeem itself after last weekend’s loss to Princeton and tie with Quinnipiac, the women’s hockey team is continuing on with its ECAC season as it hosts a double feature this weekend — playing Brown tonight and Yale on Saturday.
“I think we’re going to come out and play a strong game and really prove ourselves to the team this weekend,” said sophomore forward Katie Bredice.
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The women’s soccer team pushed Saturday night’s game against Dartmouth into overtime. The Green delivered the last goal, however, leaving the Red with a 3-2 loss in its last game of the season.
“[Head coach Danielle LaRoche] said before the game that we wanted to end the season how we want to start next season,” said freshman forward Brook Chang.
The Green (8-6-2, 2-4-1 Ivy) arrived on Berman Field ready to end its season on a positive note, while the Red (2-12-1, 1-6) was fired up to gain a win for Cornell’s lone senior, captain Whitney Stich.
Coming into the final stretch of the season, the women’s soccer team is hoping to end the season on a winning note as it faces Dartmouth tomorrow afternoon on Berman Field. This will be the final opportunity for this team to play together, as senior Whitney Stich will play her last match for the Red tomorrow.
Although the Red (2-11-1, 1-5 Ivy) lost its matchup last weekend against Princeton, the squad is hoping to utilize the strategies and tactics that it learned this season and apply them to the last game of the season.
“This year has gone by really fast,” said sophomore goaltender Jodi Palmer. “I think we have learned so much about playing as a team and what it is going to take to be successful next year.”
This Halloween weekend was rough for the women’s soccer squad, as Princeton gave no treats to Cornell, with Tigers’ freshman Alissa Boddie earning her first hat trick of her career.
The Cornell’s women’s soccer struggled in its matchup against Princeton, as it fell 4-0 on Saturday night at Berman Field. This loss sends the Red to 2-11-1 overall and 1-4 for Ivy League play, while the Tigers gained more momentum as they propelled to 11-2-2 for the season and 4-1-1 in Ivy League action.
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Trying to capitalize on the momentum and confidence earned in last weekend’s shutout against Brown, the women’s soccer team will use similar strategies and tactics this weekend. Cornell faces the Princeton tomorrow night at Berman Field, the Red’s second to last homegame. The Tigers are currently second in the Ivy League.
“The win against Brown has proven to us that any day of the week, we can beat any one of these teams,” said junior Elizabeth Scully, “and it has given us the boost of confidence we need going into these last two games.”
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For a midfield line, seeing its opponent’s attackers changing the momentum and bringing the ball straight at them can be daunting. The midfielders have to be confident that someone has their back. That someone is inevitably the defensive line.
The women’s soccer team traveled to Rhode Island this weekend for a series of matches, losing to Bryant before picking up the squad’s first Ivy win of the year against Brown.
After suffering a disappointing loss to Bryant (4-9-3) on Friday afternoon, Cornell amped up its energy yesterday afternoon to defeat Ivy foe Brown (5-6-4, 1-3-1 Ivy) and run its record to 2-10-1 (1-4-0 Ivy) for the season.
“We went in with a confidence in our own game that we haven’t seen much of this season and we continued to play the best we could throughout the game,” said sophomore captain Lena Russomagno. “We just fed off the fact that we had two goals pretty early on and kept going strong. … Hopefully this momentum will carry through to our last two games.”
The women’s soccer team could not utilize its home field advantage on Saturday and fell to Yale, 3-1. While the Red (1-9-1, 0-4 Ivy) has been largely unsuccessful in Ivy play, the Bulldogs (7-5-1, 2-2) have been on the rise, winning their last two games.
In the first half, Yale wasted no time in setting up the ball and attempting to get an early lead. In the 17th minute, Bulldog sophomore Becky Brown passed a nice cross to the left side of the field, and freshman Miyuki Hino finished the play to score Yale’s first goal of the day.
With fervent hopes of demonstrating its talent and work ethic, the women’s soccer team travels to face Harvard tomorrow in an afternoon matchup. Having played all of its non-conference matches within the state and with its Ivy opener against Columbia in New York City, the Red will compete outside of New York for the first time this year with this weekend’s road contest in Cambridge, Mass.
The Red (1-7-1, 0-2 Ivy) is fired up to return the playing field for this weekend’s Crimson challenge after a disappointing loss to Penn at Berman Field last weekend, 6-0.
“It is a key game, we need to play well to gain a little of [our] lost confidence,” said head coach Danielle LaRoche. “We are a talented team. We just need to believe in ourselves and play like that on the field.”