Despite a pair of losses last weekend to close out their regular season, Big Red women's ice hockey hosts a quarterfinal series for the first round of ECAC playoffs. Their opponent? The Princeton Tigers, who held on for a 4-3 win over Cornell on Saturday.
Almost, but not quite. Cornell scores in last Saturday's 4-3 loss to Princeton. 14850 Photo.Cornell faught back from a 3-1 deficit early in the third period of Saturday's Senior Day contest, with Jillian Saulnier and Emily Fulton each scoring in the third, but Princeton's Brianna Leahy scored a fourth with three minutes left to keep out of the Red's reach.
The women host a best of three series at Lynah Rink this weekend, with game one at 3:30pm on Friday, game two on Saturday at 2pm, and, if necessary, a third game on Sunday afternoon at 2. Tickets for each game are $6 for adults, $4 for children and Cornell staff, $5 for seniors, and free for Cornell students. The ECAC championship tournament will be held at the site of the highest remaining seed after this weekend's quarterfinals, with semifinal matchups on Saturday and a final on Sunday, March 9th.
Cornell's men return home for Senior Weekend after a sweep for their final road trip of the regular season, a 2-1 win at Quinnipiac last Friday followed by a 4-1 win Saturday night at Princeton for a season sweep of the Tigers. They'll face Dartmouth tonight and Harvard tomorrow night in front of a sell-out crowd. The Big Red tied Dartmouth on the road last month after a 3-2 win at Harvard.
Cornell Athletics warns that if Friday afternoon's women's game goes into overtime, it could push back the start time of the men's game vs. Dartmouth. The women's basketball game at Newman Arena will be free for all fans, so hockey fans who need to kill time can check out some hoops.