Saturday, April 18, 2015
Ithaca, NY - Three sophomores combined to present a couple of memorable parting gifts to Cornell's three seniors in their final home games in Big Red uniforms: A thrilling comeback win, and a berth in the Ivy League Tournament.

A season-high five goals from Catherine Ellis, six points (two goals, four assists) from Amie Dickson and several key stops by Renee Poullott late in the game allowed the Red to rally from a four-goal deficit and knock off the Harvard Crimson 10-9 Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.

The win clinches a spot in Ancient Eight postseason play for Cornell (9-5, 4-2 Ivy), while Harvard (6-7, 3-3 Ivy) will host Yale next weekend in what is essentially a one-game playoff to determine who will get the final Ivy League playoff berth.


Following the pregame ceremony honoring seniors Sarah Hefner, Claire MacManus and Lindsay Toppe, Kristy Gilbert put the Red on the board first at 4:11. The Crimson followed with a four-goal run to take a 4-1 lead with roughly 12 minutes left in the first half.

Facing a 6-2 deficit, Ellis scored her first with 1:45 left in the frame for a 6-3 margin at the break. Ellis followed up about 100 seconds into the second half to make it a 6-4 contest, but a two-goal run by the visitors put Harvard up 8-4 just four and a half minutes into the final stanza.

Cornell then embarked on its game-changing six-goal run, featuring three straight by Ellis, another marker by Gilbert and two from Dickson. The game winner - Dickson's second of the game - came after she was slashed by Harvard goaltender Kelly Weis, who drew a yellow card on the play. Off the whistle, Dickson tossed the ball into an unguarded cage for the 10-8 lead.

Eliza Guild notched a free position goal with 2:07 left to draw Harvard within one, but Poullott withstood several ensuing shot attempts and reached up to intercept a centering pass during the final few moments to seal the victory.

Hefner garnered three draw controls to extend her program record to 156; Toppe was held scoreless on the afternoon, but did pick up an assist for her 183rd career point, third on the all-time list at Cornell. Her 147 goals and 10 game-winners are both program records.

Poullott picked up her 14th career win, vaulting her into the top 10 in the Cornell record books. The Syracuse native is now tied with Ellen Grant '86 - a teammate of head coach Jenny Graap - for eighth on the all-time list, She is one win back of entering into a three-way tie for 6th with Kristen Reese '10 and Sonia Novik '99.

Cornell moves on to face Penn next week in the regular season finale; a Cornell win in Philadelphia would give the Red the two-seed in the conference tourney.

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Saturday, April 11, 2015
Ithaca, NY - Lindsay Toppe scored five goals, including three in the second half, but a five-goal run by the Tigers enabled Princeton to escape Schoellkopf with a hard-fought 13-11 victory over the Big Red Saturday afternoon.

Propelled by a 9-3 advantage on draw controls in the first half, Cornell (8-4, 3-2 Ivy) held the ball for long stretches, and used a three-goal spurt to take a 6-5 lead into the break.


Toppe notched a hat trick just 11 seconds into the second half, and Joey Coffy's tally gave the Big Red its largest lead of the game, 8-5, with roughly 25 minutes left.

The Tigers (9-3, 4-0 Ivy) then started to win the draw controls, and parlayed them into a five-goal run to take a 10-8 lead with just under 19 minutes left.

Toppe's fourth of the game drew the Red to within one about five minutes later, but Cornell could come no closer. Princeton notched two straight to take a 12-9 lead with six minutes to go, and was able to hold off the home team the rest of the way.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Ithaca, NY - Lindsay Toppe's game-high six points (four goals, two assists) paced the Big Red on the way to a 14-8 win over the Brown Bears Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.

Renee Poullott made eight saves to pick up the win for Cornell (6-2, 3-0 Ivy League).


Brown (4-3, 0-3 Ivy League) committed 18 turnovers, leading to several Cornell scoring chances.

Abby Bunting led the Bears with two goals and one assist.

The Big Red outshot Brown 23-9 in the first half, and took a 9-3 lead into the break. Seven different players scored goals for the home team in the opening frame.

Cornell held Brown at bay through the entire second half to close out the victory.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ithaca, NY - The Big Red (4-1, 1-0 Ivy) led wire to wire en route to a 22-3 victory over the Binghamton Bearcats (3-2) Wednesday night at Schoellkopf Field.

Emily Tripodi and Catherine Ellis each scored four goals and two assists, while Olivia Mattyasovsky notched a career-high four goals and an assist. Coming into the game, Mattyasovsky had one goal and one assist over her previous ten career games, spread across two-plus seasons in a Big Red uniform.


Amie Dickson added five points on two goals and an assist. Goaltender Renee Poullott stopped three of six shots to move to 4-1 on the season. She has a 5.00 GAA over the last three games.

The Big Red raced out to a 6-0 lead through the first ten minutes of the contest; after the Bearcats scored to break the run, Cornell answered with another five-goal spurt to take an 11-1 lead with about ten minutes to go in the first half.

Binghamton would never threaten the Red, which scored eight straight goals to close out the contest.

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