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Cornell Women's Hockey ECAC Quarterfinals Preview

It’s that time of year again! And by that time of year, I mean the time of year when Cornell Women’s Hockey finishes #1 in all the national polls, wins the Ivy League title with a record of 10-0-0 against Ivy League teams, wins the ECAC regular season title without losing to an ECAC opponent, and finishes with an overall record of 25-1-3. Pretty standard.

The Big Red will face off against St. Lawrence in the first round of the ECAC playoffs at home -- their games will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary) at 3pm at Lynah Rink. Cornell has defeated them twice this season, once on November 8th, 4-1 and once on February 1st, 3-2. Seniors Amy Curlew and Grace Graham each had two goals during their first victory, and both of them had a point on their February 1st victory as well, with Curlew’s coming on an assist and Graham’s coming on a goal. Sophomore Gillis Frechette tacked on a goal and an assist during that game as well.

Cornell is coming off of a 4-0 win against RPI and a 5-3 win against Union on their senior day, avenging a 1-1 tie from earlier in the season. The shutout against RPI was junior goalie Lindsay Browning’s NCAA-leading 11th on the season. In that game, junior Maddie Mills had two goals and an assist, while senior Micah Zandee-Hart added 2 assists and senior Kristin O’Neill had a goal and an assist as well. In the Union game, Mills again had 2 goals and Zandee-Hart had 3 assists.

While St. Lawrence is led by their senior forward Kayla Vespa, who has 32 points on the season, their team is most recently coming off of a 3-0 loss to Harvard, and finished the season with a lackluster 13-14-7 record. The only team they’ve beaten twice this season has been RPI, whose record currently stands at 0-33-1.

Come out to Lynah and pack the rink this weekend!! Get tickets here.


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