Two students hold hands in Intro to Swing Dance.

Students Across the Ivy League Seek Ways to Stay Active

Running across the Arts Quad from spinning class to sociology lecture might not always lend the best body odor, and fitting physical education classes into a jam-packed schedule can be challenging. However, Cornell students are not alone in their quest to fulfill the two-course P.E. requirement.

MEN’S HOCKEY | Cornell to Face Yale, Brown on Weekend

Team chemistry is something many players on the No. 18 Cornell men’s ice hockey team (5-1, 3-1 ECAC) emphasize week in and week out. The Red is hoping that its strong bond will lead to cohesive play against Yale (4-1-1, 2-1-1 ECAC) and Brown (1-3-1) (1-2-1 ECAC) this weekend. “Everybody is clicking,” said junior goalie Mitch Gillam. “We eat dinner together every night.

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Freshman hitter Carla Sganderlla had 20 kills in the Red’s game against Yale.

VOLLEYBALL | Volleyball Drops Match to Yale

By OLIVIA MATTYASOVSZKY

The Cornell volleyball team had a chance to face the New England duo of Brown University and Yale University again this weekend. This time around, the Bears and the Bulldogs came to the Red’s home turf in Newman Arena. “Yale and Brown are the most opposite teams in the Ivy league so preparation for both matches was very different,” said head coach Trudy Vande Berg. “Yale is physical and we needed to match that and we did for the first four sets. Brown is a scrappy team and they aren’t as physical but they are great volleyball players.”

Yale, currently in third place in the Ivy League standings, came into the match with a 5-3 conference record.

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Sophomore forward Krysten Mayers, pictured above, scored for the Red Saturday.

FIELD HOCKEY | Women See Two More Season Wins

By TROY BRIDSON

After a back and forth first half, Cornell (10-5, 4-1 Ivy) and Brown (6-8, 1-4 Ivy) were both playing solid field hockey, as the score was tied at 1-1. Both teams were moving the ball well and had chances to take the lead. However, sophomore forward Krysten Mayers stepped up and allowed for Cornell to break away with a goal. Cornell never looked back, adding four more goals in a resounding 6-1 win. Mayers has been dominant for the Cornell offense this season leading the scoring right behind senior captain and defender Marisa Siergiej.

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Though Cornell has lost its first five games, the team still remains hopeful heading into its game against Brown. However, senior running back Luke Hagy, one of the Red’s key players, was injured last weekend.

FOOTBALL | Red to Face Brown Saturday

Starting 0-5 can weigh on a team. It can cause athletes to lose faith and give up. It can demoralize players. But sophomore safety Nick Gesualdi believes that has not happened to the Cornell football team. “We’re doing our best to block the record out,” Gesualdi said.