“Andy Kerr’s Colgate team came down to Ithaca again this year ‘merely for the ride’ as the aerial blitzkrieg of the Cornell gridders walloped the Red Raiders on Schoellkopf Field Saturday afternoon by a score of 34-0,” wrote The Sun’s Bob MacFarland in that Monday’s paper in 1940.
“We have one of the toughest schedules we have ever had.” Tanasoiu said. “But we have an incredible group of guys who are capable of doing some great things this season. We have a chance to do some great things and compete with some of the best teams in the nation.”
After a well fought loss to the Harvard Crimson (4-4-2, 2-0 Ivy), Cornell (2-9-1, 0-2 Ivy) punched in an early goal against the Colgate Raiders (5-6-1, 2-2 Patriot) to earn a much needed win, 1-0, with the team struggling as of late. Eighteen shots, a season high for Red, was not enough to defeat the Crimson on Saturday. On paper, one would think Cornell should have won the match, holding Harvard to a mere five shots. “We definitely felt we did enough during the game to come out with a positive result … however, it comes down to the goals scored,” said head coach Jaro Zawislan. Zawislan explained that the Red displayed solid possession of the ball and put forth quality chances.
They really did try to flip the narrative of the season. In the early part of the 2015 season, the Cornell football team had been on the wrong end of comebacks during its first two games. Down 27 points in the fourth quarter, the Red (0-3, 0-1 Ivy League) had a chance to make Colgate University (2-3) feel the pain, just like they had when they dropping massive leads to Bucknell and Yale. Instead, all that came out of the first night game at Schoellkopf field was more pain. Coming 10 yards short of a touchdown on the last drive of the game, the win would have changed the team’s fortunes.
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After graduating seven seniors, the Red has regrouped from its second place finish in the Ivy League last season. With such a young team, consisting of 21 freshmen and sophomore players, Cornell is looking for some of this new ability to step into more prominent positions on the team. In addition, six returning starters will demonstrate their knack, including junior goalkeeper Kristen Reese and All-Ivy players Kelly Hansen, a senior defenseman, and Tissy O’Connor, a junior midfielder.
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both competed in meets against Colgate University at Teagle Pool last weekend, though with different results. The men came away with a commanding 179-102 win, sweeping all 16 contests, while the women dropped their meet by a slim 169-129 margin.
As they have done throughout the season, the men continued to improve and showcase just how talented of a team they are. Not only did the Red place first in each one of its 16 total events, but the top-2 swimmers in each race were Cornell swimmers.[img_assist|nid=34215|title=Just keep swimming|desc=The men’s swim team added some longer events to its line-up, including the 800-yard freestyle relay, in which the team broke a pool record.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
Ithaca wasn’t the only place in New York where the wintry mix blues descended last night, as the men’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 contest to in-state rival Colgate amid cold, rainy weather in Hamilton, N.Y.
As the Red (1-11, 0-3 Ivy) kicked off a three-game road trip, the Raiders (8-4-2, 3-1 Patriot League) continued their two-game winning streak at home against long-time rival Cornell. Thanks to the weather, the style of play in last night’s matchup corresponded to the rivalry.
Football head coach Jim Knowles ’87 was almost at a loss for words.
“If you look at the stats, it’s, it’s,” Knowles said and paused, looking for the right word. Finally, he found it. “It’s embarrassing.”
Saturday’s 38-22 loss to Colgate (5-2, 1-0 Patriot League) was just one of those days for Cornell (3-2, 1-1 Ivy). Nothing seemed to go right from start to finish. The run defense gave up 345 yards and the secondary got burned for several long pass plays, including a 78-yard score. The offense had a touchdown called back because of a penalty, and had trouble finishing drives despite compiling 414 total yards. Even the special teams had a recovered onside kick taken back due to an inadvertent whistle.
The last time Cornell played at home, it held Yale’s All-American tailback Mike McLeod to a mere 57 yards en route to a 17-14 upset over the preseason Ivy League favorite Bulldogs. Playing tomorrow afternoon at Schoellkopf Field for just the second time this season, the Red will attempt to shut down another All-American running back. This time Cornell, and its No. 5-ranked run defense, welcomes Colgate and the Football Championship Series’ (FCS) leading rusher Jordan Scott.
Cornell field hockey can no longer boast of an undefeated record against Patriot League opponents this season as the Red was vanquished last night by the Colgate Raiders, 4-2, on a brisk fall evening at Schoellkopf Field.
Colgate (1-1, 7-6) junior midfielder Lauren Carey netted the game-winning shot with 12:52 left in the second half to give the Raiders a 3-2 advantage. Carey, the Raiders points leader with 16, scored an unassisted goal when she recovered the rebound off of Cornell (3-2, 6-4) senior goalkeeper Lizzie Goldblatt’s pads and rocketed it into the bottom right corner of the net from the top of the circle.