During the Cornell men’s soccer game against Oregon State on Sunday, junior midfielder Madison Hack saw an opportunity just when his team needed one. “The ball was played across the box, bouncing to me on the top of the 18 [yard line] on the left side,” Hack said. Instead of shooting from the top of the box, Hack sent an arcing pass to other side of the field in hope of connecting with a teammate. “But my cross wasn’t good enough,” Hack said. In a match that was closer than the final score would suggest, the Red (0-5-0) lost to Oregon State, 2-0.
Despite a competitive opening to the game, the women’s basketball team lost its season opener and got the year off to a rough start, falling 93-49 against Duquesne in Pittsburgh.
Although the final score might not suggest it, the game began with a fiercely contested back-and-forth battle between the two teams, as Cornell (0-1) showed energy and athleticism on the Dukes’ home court. After opening the first half with a 4-0 lead, Duquesne (2-0) saw it slip away as junior Virginia McMunigal hit a 3-pointer and junior Lauren Benson took a steal the length of the court to put the Red up, 5-4.