Women’s Lacrosse Closes Off Season with Loss Against Yale During Ivy League Tournament Semifinals

Women’s lacrosse traveled to Princeton, New Jersey this past weekend to compete in the Ivy League Tournament. Their first match was against No. 2 Yale in the semifinals, after having two scoreless periods, Yale defeated the Red, 16-6, ending Cornell’s 2021-2022 season. 

Yale (11-6, 6-1 Ivy), scored the first five goals, and never trailed behind following that point. Cornell (8-8, 4-3 Ivy) struggled to stay in it for the duration of the game, finding that the Bulldogs had more drive in them that day compared to the Red. 

During the second quarter, Cornell found the back of the net four times, with the first one shot within the first 40 seconds by junior midfielder Sophie Ward. The last one was secured with about 50 seconds left, by senior midfielder Genevieve DeWinter. 

The third quarter was also scoreless 15 minutes for the Red, while Yale achieved three more points. 

The final quarter was another slow roll for Cornell, scoring only twice by Ward and senior midfielder Amanda Cramer.

Softball Defeated in its Final Matches of the Season

On Sunday, women’s softball ended its 2022 season with its series against Dartmouth. The Red batted tight matches, but ultimately only won a single game over the weekend, and finished its season as No. 6 in the Ivy League. “It was really exciting fuel to just leave it all out on the field,” senior outfielder Hanna Crist said. “That last Dartmouth series we just had was super exciting and super fun because it was the last time we were all going to be together, and we all just wanted to have fun on the field.”

Throughout the season, the team seized nail-biting victories, as seen in its 2-1 victory over Princeton; narrow losses, evident in its 7-8, dragged out to 12 innings; and smashed knockouts against high-ranking teams like Harvard, who Cornell defeated 10-4 on May 4. 

Even with fierce competition in the Ivy League, the Red refused to concede all three matches to any Ivy opposition.

SAMILOW | Hail and Farewell to Cornell

So, you tell yourself that graduation is not for a while –– that you have plenty of time left. “Senior year will feel like forever,” I remember thinking to myself back in August. Yet, here I am in May, in what feels like the blink of an eye, preparing to depart. College students are always given the cliched advice to “make the most” of their four years. But what does that mean? I certainly didn’t know.

ST. HILAIRE | Good Things Come to Those Who Wait, Trust Me, I’d Know

I don’t recognize myself right now. 

Not in a bad way, it’s just that this person who greets me at the mirror each morning is miles ahead of where I expected her to be, or should I say, where I expected myself to be. 

Every semester, I’ve made a habit of checking in with myself with a single question: “Would your freshman year self recognize you?” I don’t know where the question stems from. I don’t know why I continue to ask it semester after semester. Yet, every semester I do, and I can say with certainty that the answer is a strong and resounding “no,” and I’m proud of that. 

For reference, freshman year Catherine was someone to know, and some of you did. She was 17, younger than her peers and hyper-aware of it. She was scared of being away from home and alone for the first time in her life.