Princeton’s Strong Offensive Attack Hands Women’s Soccer First Loss of Season

Women’s soccer took the pitch on Friday night in its first matchup of the season against an Ivy League opponent. Following a 2-0-4 start to the season, the Red (2-1-4, 0-1 Ivy) picked up its first loss at the hands of No. 14 Princeton (6-1-1, 1-0-0 Ivy) by a final score of 4-2. 

Within the first few minutes of the opening half, Cornell had two strong scoring chances, with both coming up short. Senior forward Ava Laden’s shot went over the crossbar, and sophomore midfielder Mariana Kessinger’s strike was stopped by Princeton goalkeeper Tyler McCamey. The Red’s attack continued with it taking five of the first seven shots of the game, but none could find the back of the net.

Women’s Soccer Stays Undefeated to Start the Season, Beating Marist and Syracuse

As women’s soccer continues to ramp up its season, it had an opportunity to kick start a strong campaign this past week when it took on Marist and Syracuse. The Red was up to the occasion, shutting out both of its opponents and allowing just three shots on goal across the two games. With a 2-0 win over the Red Foxes and a 1-0 victory over the Orange, Cornell remains undefeated heading into week three of the season. The Red (2-0-1) was coming off a 2-2 draw against Lehigh. Cornell opened the 2022 season with three consecutive losses, and the team was determined to flip the script this year.