Softball Defeated in its Final Matches of the Season

On Sunday, women’s softball ended its 2022 season with its series against Dartmouth. The Red batted tight matches, but ultimately only won a single game over the weekend, and finished its season as No. 6 in the Ivy League. “It was really exciting fuel to just leave it all out on the field,” senior outfielder Hanna Crist said. “That last Dartmouth series we just had was super exciting and super fun because it was the last time we were all going to be together, and we all just wanted to have fun on the field.”

Throughout the season, the team seized nail-biting victories, as seen in its 2-1 victory over Princeton; narrow losses, evident in its 7-8, dragged out to 12 innings; and smashed knockouts against high-ranking teams like Harvard, who Cornell defeated 10-4 on May 4. 

Even with fierce competition in the Ivy League, the Red refused to concede all three matches to any Ivy opposition.

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“That’s been a big overarching theme of the season: having the fight and the drive to stay in games,” said senior right-fielder Hanna Crist. “And that’s what we did in our second game of the series to pull out a win.”

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“It can be intimidating to go to a tournament with so many big schools,” Levitt said. “But I think we changed our attitude so we knew that we could put up a good fight against these teams and take home some wins.”

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“It didn’t go how we wanted it to go, but we’ve been practicing for two years basically, so any chance to play other competition is always exciting,” said senior infielder Emily McKinney.