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.
Yesterday, the baseball team traveled to Loudonville, N.Y., for an afternoon doubleheader against host Siena College. In the opening game, the Red bats caught fire early and continued to torch the Saints’ pitching throughout, carrying the Red to a 15-3 victory. In the second game, Cornell coughed up a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning, as Siena earned a 7-4 win to split the day’s series.
Cornell freshman centerfielder Brian Billigen led off in the first inning of Game 1 with a triple, while senior Nathan Ford and sophomore Jadd Schmeltzer both added a home run in that same opening inning, vaulting the Red to a 4-0 lead.
Less than 24 hours after concluding a rescheduled doubleheader against Yale, the softball team will return to the field today at 3 p.m. to take on Siena College in a non-conference two-game series. Cornell (23-5, 4-0 Ivy) is riding a 12-game winning streak after a commanding sweep of the Bulldogs yesterday afternoon, and will look to keep up the momentum against the visiting Saints. Siena currently stands at 4-11, and is coming off a twinbill sweep of Binghamton at home –– its longest win streak of the season. The Saints have yet to secure a victory on an opponent’s turf this year, and the Red will be looking to continue that trend.
ALBANY, N.Y. — The men’s basketball team couldn’t repeat its success against Siena last year, losing 74-56 after defeating the Saints last season in Ithaca. Still without the services of junior Louis Dale, the Red did not shoot well from the field, connection on 35 percent, including 7-of-24 from downtown.
Siena’s Kenny Hasbrouck led all scorers with 22 points, five rebounds and four assists. Jeff Foote led Cornell with 14 points and five rebounds, junior Geoff Reeves dropped in 13 points and four assists. Junior Ryan Wittman turned in his worst performance of the year, after scoring 11 points on 4-of-17 shooting.
The Cornell and Siena men’s basketball teams have a lot in common — both are New York mid-majors, which won their leagues last year (Ivy League and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, respectively) and are the unanimous picks to repeat on the strength of largely returning starting rosters.
“We probably do have a better handle on what to expect from [Siena] since we played them last year,” said senior co-captain Jason Battle. “We know they’re a good team, they made the NCAA tournament last year and even won a game.”
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