Red Falls Short Against Brown, Looks to Improve Against Princeton

Despite an aggressive first half and a strong showing defensively, the Red came up short against Brown this past weekend in Providence, after the Bears’ freshman midfielder Amanda Lane scored off a corner kick in the 85th minute of play. The goal boosted Brown to a 1-0 victory over Cornell without sufficient time remaining for the Red to make a successful counter attack. Cornell will host Princeton at Berman Field this Saturday, for its penultimate League competition of the season — the team’s final game will be against Dartmouth on Nov. 5, which will also be senior day for the Red—marking the last time its seven seniors will suit up to play on Berman Field. Both Cornell and Princeton have been eliminated from contention for the Ivy League title this season.

Women’s Soccer: the Quest for the Winning Season

Last year, the women’s soccer team finished with a 9-4-4 record. It was the first time since 2002 that the team had finished with a winning record. Head coach Patrick Farmer assumed his position in 2012, and since then the women’s team has picked up increasingly more wins with each successive season (one win in 2012, seven wins in 2013 and eight wins in 2014 all led up to the nine-win 2015 campaign. In this way, Farmer has instilled a positive trajectory in the program that keeps his players focused on improving their play with hopes to finish with a winning record. Despite the team’s current mediocre Ivy League record that puts the Red in a tie for fifth with Princeton and Yale, the Red (4-8-2, 1-3-1) still has games against Princeton and Dartmouth over the next two weeks.

Women’s Soccer Prepares to Face off Against Yale

Cornell women’s soccer heads into the latter half of its Ivy League competition schedule this Saturday as the team faces off against Yale at home on Berman Field. The Red is 0-2-1 thus far in intra-league competition, having come up short against Columbia and Penn earlier in the season. However, this past Saturday, the team was able to match Ivy League leader Harvard in a scoreless draw. The Red aims to carry the confidence it gained from this most recent Ivy League performance into its upcoming competition. “The squad seemed buoyed by their quality effort and hard earned result at Harvard, which is traditionally the hardest place to play in the Ivy League,” said Head Coach Patrick Farmer.