After leading Cornell to an undefeated start and a No. 2 national ranking through five games in 2020, Milliman is leaving Ithaca. Cornell has chosen to promote from within, with now-former assistant coach Connor Buzcek ’15, MBA ’17 stepping in as interim head coach.
The Red narrowly escaped its first test of the season against a ranked opponent with a 17-16 win, which came in large part thanks to the help of early offensive firepower and late-game defensive heroics.
A banged-up Cornell roster bounced back into winning ways against a physical Bucknell side on Tuesday. Going into the match, Cornell seemed to have lost its early-season momentum, unable to harness the same energy exhibited in big wins against Michigan State and Akron in its more recent games. The Red was winless in its past three contests, suffering two losses and tying against an underwhelming Brown side, who was just 2-8-2 heading into the game. Key pieces were missing for the Red, as its two leading goal scorers were unable to play. Junior midfielder Harry Fuller, who leads the team with four goals, sat out due to yellow card penalty accumulation.