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.
After every game he broadcasts, John Madden selects an exemplary player or players to receive a spot on his “horse trailer.” Often, the veteran broadcaster selects the entire offensive or defense line for commendation. After the football team’s 45-7 thrashing against Georgetown on the road Saturday afternoon, Cornell’s men between the trenches might deserve such an honor.
The defensive line completely shut down Georgetown’s passing game, as Cornell notched five sacks and helped hold the Hoyas to only 173 yards through the air. In one particular fourth-down play, Georgetown quarterback Matt Bassuener dropped the snap, was subsequently crunched from both sides by Red blitzers and heaved the ball in desperation for an incomplete pass.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Georgetown moved from Division-III to Division I-AA in 1993. On Saturday, it showed.
The Red controlled the line of scrimmage on offense and defense, running the ball to keep the offense in rhythm and pressuring Georgetown in the backfield to shut down the Hoyas’ shotgun option attack in the Red’s 45-7 victory.
Of the 3,184 people at Georgetown’s Multi-Sport Field, nearly half were red-clad fans cheering on Cornell.
“We wouldn’t have even filled our side if it wasn’t homecoming,” said one Georgetown graduate.