W. B-Ball Blows Green’s Undefeated Ivy Record

The Red was led by a balanced offense one night, and a big scorer the next, to split a weekend series at Newman Arena against Dartmouth and Harvard –– picking up a key conference win in the process.
On Friday against the Green (14-10, 9-1 Ivy), the Red took down the Ivy League’s best defense with four players scoring in double-digits, winning an exciting matchup, 66-61, in overtime.
“We focused more on scoring in transition; we wanted to get quick shots,” said head coach Dayna Smith.
The team also emphasized making the right adjustments mid-game once it was brought face-to-face with the fierce Dartmouth defensive front.
“We weren’t successful in our first crack at it, so we changed our mentality and took quicker shots,” said Smith.

Sports Update 2-27-08: Men's Hockey Falls at Yale, 4-2

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Yale: 4, Men’s Hockey: 2

After failing to score in the first two periods, Cornell sliced Yale’s lead to 3-2 with two power play goals in the third period. However, the comeback was short-circuited as freshman forward Brian O’Neil scored his second goal of the evening in the final minute of play to stake the Bulldogs to a 4-2 victory.

Men’s Basketball on the Road at Dartmouth, Harvard

The men’s basketball team can clinch at least a share of its second straight Ivy title this weekend as it travels to Dartmouth and Harvard. With four games to go, Cornell holds a two game lead over Columbia, Princeton and Dartmouth. Two wins this weekend would wrap up a share of the championship. A weekend sweep combined with a loss from all of the second place teams would secure an outright title. [img_assist|nid=35607|title=Forget it|desc=Senior Jeff Foote and men’s basketball hope up to lock in the Ivy League title this weekend at Dartmouth, Harvard.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]

Men’s Squash Looks to Finish Third At CSA National Championships

The men’s squash team heads to Princeton, N.J. this weekend hoping to improve on, or at least preserve, its No. 4 ranking at the CSA National Championships. Of the 64 teams that will be in attendance, Cornell’s inclusion within the top eight means that it will be competing in the Potter Cup “A” division against the likes of Trinity, Princeton, Yale, Harvard, Rochester, Penn and Dartmouth. The Red will kick things off at noon today, against Harvard, which, according to head coach Mark Devoy, poses the biggest threat if Cornell aims to maintain its seeding or improve on it.

Penalties, Bad Bounces Hurt Red in Wild Overtime Loss

HANOVER, N.H. — Looking to shake up an offense that seemed stagnant without leading scorer senior forward Michael Kennedy, the Red (15-6-4, 10-5-4 ECAC Hockey) came out on Friday with new lines against Dartmouth. The offense seemed to click better than it had in recent weeks, but penalties and a few costly mistakes let the team down in the end as Dartmouth (13-9-3, 10-6-2 ECAC Hockey) won, 5-4, in overtime.

Red Sneaks by Dartmouth in Double Overtime Win

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“I’ve been in the league 19 years,” said head coach Steve Donahue. “I don’t take any win lightly, and that was a huge win for our program.”
Cornell built up a 19-point lead, 48-29, only to see the Green whittle it away with a 15-0 run over 5:13 in the second half. With the game tied, 61-61, junior point guard Louis Dale popped it out to junior Ryan Wittman, who had an open look from the 3-point line as time expired in regulation, but the shot didn’t fall.

Sports Saturday Update: M. Icers Fall at Harvard

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Men’s hockey: 2, Harvard: 4
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The men’s hockey team suffered another rough loss at the hands of rival Harvard. Junior forward Colin Greening scored two goals and Joe Devin had two assists. Penalties hurt the Red for the second night in a row; Harvard scored all four of its goals on the man advantage.

—Keenan Weatherford

Men’s basketball: 79, Dartmouth 76 (2OT)

Sports Weekend Update: M. Hockey Takes Tough 5-4 Loss at Dartmouth

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Dartmouth: 5, Men’s Hockey: 4
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The men’s hockey team got off to a hot start on Friday night with two goals in the first 8:00 of action at Dartmouth, only to see its lead eaten away by a series of bad bounces and mental errors. When the dust had settled, Dartmouth won the game in overtime, 5-4, on a controversial goal by Joe Gaudet.

M. Icers Head to New England

In its last four games, the No. 7 ranked men’s hockey team has gone just 1-2-1, scoring only four goals in that stretch. Head coach Mike Schafer ’86 and his players are looking to boost their offensive production this weekend, as the squad will travel to Dartmouth tonight and Harvard tomorrow for a pair of road games.
“We have to start getting some grimy goals,” Schafer said. “We have to start getting guys around the net. … We need to get pucks up to our blue line, get it down on the net, get a lot of traffic and put a lot of pressure on the defending teams to pick up around the crease. We need to try to generate more offense that way.”

Men’s Basketball Continues Ivy Play At Home Against Harvard, Dartmouth

Early in the men’s basketball team’s season — after Harvard’s win over then-No. 17 Boston College and midway through Dartmouth’s 2-12 start — it seemed like the Crimson was poised to make a run at the top of the Ivy League. However, when both teams travel to East Hill this weekend, it will be Dartmouth coming in with the 4-2 record, a mirror image to Harvard’s 2-4 start.
Cornell, at 5-1 in Ivy play (15-7), sits one spot ahead of third-place Dartmouth in the League standings. The Red had its 19-game Ivy winning streak snapped last weekend, but still holds a 17-game streak at home that it will look to protect first against the Crimson tonight and the Green tomorrow.