Cornell field hockey continues to keep the ball rolling in the right direction as the Red stayed perfect on the season after shutting out Siena, 4-0, yesterday afternoon.
Saints (1-3) goalkeeper Renee Clavette registered 22 saves, but could not hold off the persistent Red (3-0) attack. In the course of 70 minutes, Cornell pounded the net with 43 shots to Siena’s one.
The Red (2-0) has flown out of the gates this season with victories against Georegtown and Davidson over the weekend –– raring to prove that they are not a second-place team. The team was led by senior attacker Kelley Kantarian, who was named the Co-Ivy League Player of the week. Kantarian had three goals on six shots in addition to an assist over the course of the weekend series.
It’s hard for athletes past their prime to stay involved in team sports. Many athletes’ careers gradually come to an end sometime during high school. Sometimes, between the last day of practice and that end of the season celebration, someone breaks the bad news: you probably won’t be playing this game anymore, possibly for the rest of your life.
Some students — like Cornell seniors Abbi Horn, Eva Olesky, Belen Martinez and Stephanie Brownstein — didn’t worry about that because they had been recruited by a Division 1 program and would get a minimum of four more years of field hockey. They hadn’t even hit their prime yet.
The fat lady hasn’t sung yet for the field hockey team. Tomorrow’s game on Marsha Dodson field will be the last of the season and is make or break for the Red in terms of the Ivy League final rankings. After a tough loss to Princeton last week, the Red face third-ranked Dartmouth with a possible Cornell championship is on the line.
Cornell must win tomorrow, and Princeton must lose in its final game against Penn today, to earn the title. By the end of the day today Cornell will know at least part of what its future holds. If the Tigers win, the Red is guaranteed at least a share of second place. But regardless of stats and final rankings, the team is hoping to finish out the season with a win.
The field hockey team came up short of clinching at least a share of the Ivy League title and the league’s spot in an NCAA tournament play-in game on Saturday, falling 4-0 to Princeton before a standing room-only crowd at Marsha Dodson Field.
For the No. 11 Tigers (13-2, 6-0 Ivy), the win marks its fourth consecutive Ivy title and the 14th of the last 15 awarded overall. For the Red (10-5, 5-1 Ivy), the defeat marks its first conference loss in over a year and prevents its most successful senior class ever from gaining sole possession of a league title.
The field hockey team remained undefeated in Ivy play on Saturday with a 4-2 victory over Brown on Warner Roof in Providence, R.I. In a season where the Red is challenging many school marks, the team tied the Cornell record for overall wins and Ivy League wins, moving to 10-4 overall and 5-0 in the conference. Brown, on the other hand, drops to 3-11 overall and 0-5 in league play.
After defeating Harvard in a close 1-0 match in Cambridge, Mass., field hockey’s Belen Martinez was named to the NFHCA Senior All Star team, and the team continues to hold on to an undefeated Ivy record.
Tomorrow, the Red is traveling to Providence, R.I., to take on Brown. Ivy play is typically tight, but Brown hasn’t won an Ivy game and is 3-10 overall.
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The Red should be looking to turn on their offensive momentum again. After a series of solid multi goal wins, the team came back to a close single-goal win at Harvard.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The field hockey team extended its win streak to five this past Saturday, notching a win at Harvard, 1-0. The team continues to hold an undefeated Ivy League record of 4-0, and is now past the toughest of their competition in the Ivy league.
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The field hockey team has won four games in a row and the victory march continues to Cambridge, Mass., this weekend against Harvard. The two teams will meet on Jordan Field at noon tomorrow for what should be one of the season’s best matches. The Red is currently undefeated in the Ivy League at 3-0 and sharing the top spot with perennial field hockey powerhouse No. 12 Princeton.
“We had two really strong games going into Harvard this weekend, and I think that’s really going to help us on the field,” junior goalkeeper Melanie Jue said.
The field hockey team tied a school record for goals in one game en route to a 9-0 home victory over the Bryant University Bulldogs on Saturday at Marsha Dodson Field. The win improves Cornell to 8-4 overall this season, including four straight victories and seven of the Red’s last eight contests. Bryant drops to 1-11.
Leading the way for the Red was the red-hot sophomore Catie De Stio. Coming off Ivy League Co-Player of the Week honors, De Stio scored her first career hat trick and added another assist. De Stio is now tied for the team lead in goals and points with senior co-captain Abbi Horn.