Saturday, February 28, 2015
Ithaca, NY - Down 2-0 to start the third period, the Cornell Big Red scored three straight and hung on for a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the ECAC Hockey quarterfinals, sweeping the best-of-three series from the St. Lawrence Saints.

The Big Red (18-10-3) will take on host Clarkson in the ECAC Hockey semifinals next weekend, while the Saints end the season with a 19-12-5 record.


From the opening faceoff, St. Lawrence controlled much of the play through the first period, and its efforts paid off when Ellie Williams jumped behind the Cornell defense to beat Paula Voorheis on the breakaway and put the visitors up 1-0 at 10:19 of the first.

Saints netminder Carmen MacDonald stopped all nine Cornell shots in the first, allowing St. Lawence to carry a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.

St. Lawrence doubled its lead just 37 seconds into the middle stanza, with Jackie Wand jamming a rebound past Voorhies. The Saints dominated the second period, outshooting the Red 18-4. Voorheis made several excellent saves to keep the Red within two goals through the end of the second period.

Early in the third, Anna Zorn blocked a shot in the Cornell end, took the puck down ice and rifled a slapshot past MacDonald to put the Red on the board at 2:43, bringing the Lynah Faithful to their feet.

In front of a newly-ignited crowd, the senior line of Brianne Jenner, Jillian Saulnier and Emily Fulton would play a factor in the next two goals; Jenner (with help from Cass Poudrier) set up Saulnier's marker at 7:53, and Saulnier and Jenner assisted on Fulton's score at 16:42.

Voorheis made 34 saves to pick up her fourth consecutive win. She has yielded just four goals over the past four games, her best four-game stretch of the season.

MacDonald stopped 23 shots in the final game of her Saints career. MacDonald - who led the Saints to an upset win over Cornell in the 2012 ECAC Hockey championship game - finishes with 3,188 career saves, which tops the all-time list at St. Lawrence.

Jenner will have a chance to further extend her record for most assists in a Big Red career (134) next weekend. Her 226 career points is second most in program history, 54 back of Cheryl Hines '80.

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Ithaca, NY - Jess Brown broke a 1-1 tie midway through the third period and the Red hung on for a 3-1 victory over the St. Lawrence Saints Friday night at Lynah Rink.

With the win, Cornell takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three ECAC Hockey quarterfinal series.


Paula Voorhies was tested early, stopping two breakaways in the game's first five minutes. Cornell's defense held up after that, limiting the Saints to four shots in the opening stanza. Saints goaltender Carmen MacDonald also stood tall for the Saints (19-11-5), stopping all nine Cornell shots in the frame.

Cassandra Poudrier broke the scoreless tie at the 12:12 mark of the second period, with assists from Morgan Richardson and Kaitlin Doering. Cornell (17-10-3) took the 1-0 lead into the locker room for the second intermission.

Brooke Webster evened the score at 5:02 of the third, but the tie game would not last long. Brown cashed in off a scramble in front of the net at 8:52 to give Cornell a lead it would not relinquish. Jillian Saulnier tapped in an empty netter with assists from linemates Brianne Jenner and Emily Fulton to provide the final margin of victory.

Voorheis finished with 18 saves on the night; MacDonald stopped 30 shots for the Saints.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
Ithaca, NY - Nia Marshall and Nicholle Aston combined for 28 points, but it wasn't enough as the Big Red (15-9, 6-4 Ivy) lost a hard-fought contest to Brown 58-51 Saturday night at Newman Arena.

Brown head coach Sarah Behn threw a curveball to begin the game, putting her least-used players on the court for tipoff. The surprise starting five opened the game on a 5-0 run, but the Red eventually swung into action, using a 12-2 run to build a ten-point lead with 7:54 remaining in the opening frame.


From there, Brown (10-14, 4-6 Ivy) embarked on a 16-4 run over the rest of the half to take a 29-27 lead into the locker room.

Cornell came out strong to start the second half, moving out to at 37-31 lead a little less than three minutes in. The Bears responded with a 6-0 spurt to tie the game midway through the stanza, and would trade baskets with the Red over the next few minutes.

Brown took control over the game's final four minutes, outscoring Cornell 10-2.

Natalie Ball paced the visitors with 14 points.

The game was Cornell's annual 'Play 4Kay' contest, which helped raise funds to fight breast cancer.

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Friday, February 20, 2015
Ithaca, NY - Seven Big Red players tallied at least five points apiece and pulled away in the second half for a 56-37 victory over the Yale Bulldogs (11-12, 5-4 Ivy) Friday night at Newman Arena.

Nicholle Aston paced Cornell (15-8, 6-3 Ivy) with ten points and seven rebounds. Kerri Moran and Nia Marshall each scored nine points, with senior co-captains Sarah Poland and Maddie Campbell notching eight points each. Poland was perfect from the field, draining all four shots she took.


Megan Leduc (six points, six rebounds), Christine Kline (five points, five rebounds), and Taylor DePalma (one point) rounded out the score sheet for the home team.

The Bulldogs were led by Katie Werner, who scored seven points and rang up five boards.

Cornell held Yale to 25% shooting (15-60) from the floor for the game. The Red also went 12-18 (67%) from the free throw line, while the Bulldogs only took two attempts on the night from the charity stripe.

Cornell dug out of an early 8-2 deficit, using a 6-0 run to tie the game early. The Big Red followed that up with a 12-0 run to produce a 10-point lead roughly halfway through the first half. The lead grew to as many as 12 before Yale whittled it down to nine at the break.

A 6-0 run by Yale early in the second half cut the deficit to three points, but a 12-0 Big Red spurt late in the stanza quelled any chances of a Bulldog victory.

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