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Sports

The Corne¬ Daily Sun

MONDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2012

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BIG TIME

Cornell Crushes Michigan at Garden

OLIVER KLIEWE / SUN SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

By DANI ABADA Sun Assistant Sports Editor

After struggling in ECAC contests the past two weeks, the No. 13/13 Red (4-3-2, 1-3-2 ECAC Hockey) found success against No. 19 Michigan (5-7-1, 3-5-1 CCHA) in the Frozen Apple on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, earning a 5-1 victory. “Our team has been struggling a little bit as of recent and coming on this kind of stage with all the distractions, I’m very proud of their effort to come out here tonight and secure the victory,” said head coach Mike

Schafer ’86. “It’s a great job by our leaders, great job by our team by working hard over the last couple of weeks to turn this thing around a little bit — this is the first step.” Cornell earned its highest scoring effort of the season so far on Saturday, starting off with sophomore forward Joel Lowry’s first goal of the game. Although only the first period, Lowry’s goal came on the Red’s third power play of the night. With 4:23 left in the first, the Red was coming off of a penalty kill when sophomore defenseman Joakim Ryan came out of the penalty box to end a four-on-four and start the power play. He passed the

puck to classmate and forward Brian Ferlin who then passed the puck to Lowry, who shot five-hole and put it past Wolverine goaltender Steve Racine to give Cornell a 1-0 lead going into the second. “The first goal wasn’t beautiful, but what Joel [Lowry] did is he put it on net, got it through traffic and we had people around the net,” Schafer said. “We’ve been talking about that urgency in practice and the guys had some really good opportunities.” Cornell emerged strong in the second period, scoring See M. HOCKEY page 15

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

No.2 Red Suffers First Loss of Season,Falls to No.7 Harvard By SCOTT ECKL Sun Staff Writer

No. 2 Cornell suffered its first conference defeat this past weekend. The Red (92, 7-1 ECAC) was able to earn an important overtime win at Dartmouth (4-2-2, 32-1 ECAC) on Friday, 2-1; however, the

team was unable to complete the weekend sweep, falling 1-3 to No. 7 Harvard (6-1, 6-0 ECAC). In Friday’s game, Cornell scored the equalizer goal at 5:24 in the second period by freshman forward Taylor Woods from sophomore forward Jillian Saulnier and junior forward Brianne Jenner. The Red

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Feeding the masses | Junior forward Brianne Jenner assisted freshman forward Taylor Woods, along with sophomore forward Jillian Saulnier, on Friday night against Dartmouth.

sealed the victory 3:38 in the overtime period on a power play goal from Saulnier assisted by senior defenseman Laura Fortino and senior defenseman Lauriane Rougeau. “Friday night we battled hard during the game,” Rougeau said. “We had to work hard for every battle and it basically was decided by the team that made the first error. We were able to capitalize on the power play, while they were not.” Cornell was 2-for-6 on the power play with 12 shots, while Dartmouth struggled to capitalize on opportunities on their power play going 0-for-5 with eight shots. “We were able to anticipate a lot of their passes and plays,” Rougeau said of the Red’s penalty kill. “We studied the tapes during practice and thus were able to put on a lot of pressure.”

CORNELL DARTMOUTH

Game: Cornell Dartmouth

Game: Cornell Harvard

1ST 0 1

2ND 1 0

CORNELL HARVARD 1ST 0 1

2ND 1 0

3RD 0 0

3RD 0 2

2 1

OT 1 0

1 3

TOTAL 1 3

road defeat was also the Red’s first of such kind since Jan. 28 of last season — a 5-3 loss at Clarkson. “The team definitely could have played better,” Rougeau said. “We were not able to win our battles along the boards and were not strong enough on the stick. This week have to practice winning our “We had to work hard for every battles and playing fast paced.” The women continue their road battle.” trip this weekend as they travel to Clarkson (12-2, 6-0 ECAC) and to Lauriane Rougeau St. Lawrence (7-6-1, 5-1 ECAC) — both important ECAC games. The Saturday’s game was not expected for Red’s next home game will be Jan. 15 the Red, who had won eight straight contests entering play. The 1-3 defeat was against Syracuse. Cornell’s first conference loss since last March, which was also a 1-3 defeat, but at Scott Eckl can be reached at the hands of St. Lawrence. The conference seckl@cornellsun.com.

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