WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING | Swimmers Take Meet by Over 50 Points Against Binghamton Bearcats

Cornell women’s swimming and diving just began its competitive season for the year this past weekend against Binghamton University. The women representing the Red put in a dominant display in the pool to best the Binghamton competitors, winning the meet, 173-114. Both the diving team and swimmers put on excellent performances to open up their first season under new head coach Patrick Gallagher. The Cornell divers had quite the showing against the Binghamton Bearcats, earning the top four scores in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dive events. Diving head coach Veronica Ribot-Canales said she is excited about the talent she is coaching this season.

Alyssa Phelps’ strong performance earned her All-Tournament honors in the Cornell Invitational held over the weekend.

VOLLEYBALL | Volleyball Tops Binghamton, Loses to Seton Hall and Loyola

By OLIVIA MATTYASOVSZKY

This weekend, Cor­nell was host to Binghamton, Seton Hall and Loyola University of Chicago. On Friday, Bing­hamton came to Newman Arena for the first match of the Invi­tational. The Bear­cats entered the match with a 3-6 record, and the Red looked to even out their record with a win, coming in at 3-4. Cornell (4-6) and Binghamton (3-11) were neck and neck in the first set. Tied at 23-23, the Red pulled ahead for the win with two huge blocks from freshman Maddy Sroufe and junior Macey Wilson.

Inexperience Dooms W. Soccer

The women’s soccer team could not utilize its home field advantage and went without a win this weekend, earning instead a scoreless tie against Binghamton on Friday and a 3-1 loss to Niagara on Sunday.
“I thought we played good soccer but it was disappointing because we made some rookie mistakes that caused us to give up goals. We really showed inexperience,” said head coach Danielle LaRoche.

Newcomers Will See Ample Time in W. Soccer’s Opener

The women’s soccer team starts off its season this weekend, playing host to Binghamton today, and then traveling to face Niagara on Sunday.
“We are just excited to play,” said junior co-captain Lena Russomagno. “After preseason, after practicing a lot, we are just excited to get out there and show what we’ve got and show what we’ve been doing in practice.”
The Red’s first matchup will be against Binghamton, a team that’s coming off a pair of losses last weekend at Delaware and Saint Joseph’s. Binghamton edges out Cornell in the series between the teams, 1-0-1, and tied Cornell the last time the two teams met, back in 2004.

Red Looks to Regain Momentum

The baseball team will need a short memory and some long underwear for today’s game. The Red (4-16, 2-6 Ivy) will host the Binghamton Bearcats (9-10). Cornell will try to move past the disappointment of last weekend, which saw the team lose four crucial games to conference foes. In order for the Red to have a chance to break its losing streak, the weather must give the team a chance to play. Ithaca is expected to see snow and temperatures in the 30s today.
“We have a pretty good chance of playing tomorrow, especially with the turf field,” said senior shortstop Scott Hardinger. “Assuming that there’s no snow or heavy rain, we should be able to play.”
Cold weather is nothing new to the Red.

Mother of Five Cornellians Is Among Victims of Binghamton Shootings

The shooting in Binghamton that left the small city reeling in its wake has a connection to the neighboring Cornell community.
Teacher Roberta King, who was killed inside the  American Civic Association while substituting for an English as a Second Language class, left behind 17 grandchildren, including Ilisa Naukam ‘09. King was the mother of 10 children, five of whom went to Cornell, according to the Associated Press.

Men’s Lacrosse Opens Season vs. Bearcats

The No. 7/6 men’s lacrosse team will open its 2009 season tomorrow at noon against Binghamton. The Red has taken on the Bearcats five times and holds a 5-0 edge against the team, but this will be the first game between the two held at Binghamton rather than Schoellkopf Field.
The Red finished last season 11-4 and returns four preseason all-Americans — John Glynn, Matt Moyer, Max Seibald and Ryan Hurley. Expectations for the team are set high this season — Inside Lacrosse picked the Red to finish fourth in the country and first in the Ivy League in its preseason media poll. Head coach Jeff Tambroni has a record of 84-30 in his eight seasons at Cornell.

Bearcats Jump Out to Early Lead, Sweep Red

Not even the blistering cold winds could cool off the fiery Binghamton attack last night at Newman Arena as the Bearcats dropped Cornell, 25-17, 25-23, 25-19. Binghamton has been victorious in seven of its last eight matches, and was led by sophomore hitter Michelle McDonough, who recorded 17 kills, eight digs and four blocks.
“I thought [Binghamton] ran a pretty fast offense and they really [handled] our blocks,” said head coach Deitre Collins-Parker. “That really hurt us because blocking is something that we used to do pretty well. As a coach, I need to make some changes [starting with] our blocking scheme. It’s been a trend over the last couple of games and one of the assistant coaches brought it to my attention that maybe what we’re doing doesn’t work well for us.”

Volleyball Falls to Binghamton

Forget romantic or mysterious, sometimes déjà vu can be a bad thing, a very bad thing indeed. Cornell found this out the hard way Tuesday night. The Red took a break from Ivy League play but not from the loss column, as volleyball was decisively defeated 3-0 by the Bearcats. With this loss, its third such sweep in a row, Cornell moved to 4-9 for the season.