Saturday, December 20, 2014
Ithaca, NY - Nia Marshall's career-high 31 points paced the Big Red (5-4) as it weathered a furious rally by Robert Morris (2-8) to pull out a 70-59 overtime victory Saturday afternoon at Newman Arena.

Marshall becomes the first player under Dayna Smith to score at least 30 points in a game. The last Big Red player to do it was Mary LaMacchia, who scored 34 against Lehigh in January of 1996. Marshall also pulled down 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season.


Cornell shot 58 percent in the first half (14-24) to build a 15-point halftime lead, but the Colonials began the second half with an 8-0 run and would eventually come all the way back, taking a three-point lead (57-54) with just over a minute to go.

Marshall then converted a traditional three-point play to tie the game and eventually send it to overtime, where the Red outscored the Colonials 13-2.

Christine Kline (12), Kerri Moran (11) and Megan LeDuc (10) all rang up double-digit points for the home team.

Robert Morris's Anna Stamolamprou and Rebeca Navarro paced the Colonials with 13 points apiece.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Ithaca, NY - Cornell sophomore Nicholle Aston's long range jumper with four seconds left sealed a thrilling 66-64 win over the Bryant Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Newman Arena.

Aston finished with 10 points and six rebounds on 5-7 shooting from the floor.


During a timeout with 14 seconds left and the score tied 64-64, Cornell head coach Dayna Smith drew up a play for Aston, who calmly sank the bucket off the inbounds pass to give Cornell (4-4) the two-point lead with 4.3 seconds left.

Jenniqua Bailey went the length of the court for Bryant (6-2) off the inbounds pass and converted a layup, but after video review it was determined that she did not get the shot off before time expired.

Cornell's Nia Marshall contributed a game-high 19 points - just two off her career high - before fouling out in the game's waning minutes. Megan LeDuc chipped in 17 points, also two shy of her career high, and Christine Kline tied a career-high with 16 to go with a team-high eight assists and six rebounds.

As a team, the Big Red shot a blistering 54 percent from the floor (28-52) compared to 33 percent shooting for Bryant (21-64).

Cornell heads into a two-week break for final exams, and will return to action on Saturday, December 20th against Robert Morris.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
Ithaca, NY - The University at Buffalo rallied from a nine-point deficit late in the first half and defeated the Big Red 65-58 Thursday night at Newman Arena.

Nicholle Aston scored a career-high 19 points for Cornell (3-4) in the loss. Nia Marshall contributed 14 points and eight rebounds, but had to spend several minutes on the bench late in the contest due to foul trouble.


Christa Baccas led the Bulls (4-3) with 16 points.

For the game, Buffalo shot nearly 48 percent from the floor (28-59) including a 50 percent clip from downtown (4-8).

Cornell was limited to 32 percent shooting (20-62), and struggled from beyond the arc, missing all but one of its nine attempts.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Ithaca, NY - Following a closely contested first period, the Big Red erupted for five goals across the second and third periods en route to a 6-2 win over the Syracuse Orange Tuesday night at Lynah Rink.

Freshman goaltender Amelia Boughn stopped 22 of 24 shots to pick up the victory in her first career start for Cornell (4-6-1, 3-2-0 ECAC Hockey).


Leading 1-0 after one on a goal by Brianna Veerman, Jillian Saulnier would strike just 22 seconds into the second. Melissa Piacentini put the Orange (4-8-7, 3-2-3 CHA) on the board at 7:39. Roughly two minutes later, Hanna Bunton's power play marker put the Red back up by two.

Emily Fulton, Erin O'Connor and Bunton would tally third period goals for Cornell to put the game well out of reach.

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