WOW! The Cornell Women dominated the ice Thursday night against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The final score, 4-3, was way closer than it should have been. This was in front of the second-largest attendance in program history, 1,547. This team set the record on December 4th, 2010 with 2,326 on hand.
It is getting close to the end of the school year and finals will be starting soon, but the Cornell Big Red Women’s Hockey Team starts their finals this Saturday at Lynah Rink at 3pm against Dartmouth for the ECHA women hockey championship.
The Cornell women have owned the ice all year with only one loss in league play, that being against Dartmouth. The game on Saturday will be a hard test for the ladies but if they play as a team like they did on Thursday against Quinnipiac they will prevail.
It was a gutsy call by head coach Doug Derraugh to play junior goalie Amanda Mazotta in her first action since December 4th due to injury but she was solid with 21 saves.
This is exciting and sad for us because we have followed these ladies closely for the last four years since meeting the Overguard family. Amber and Karlee Overguard are the twin daughters of Dennis and Joanne from Sundre, Alberta. This is the poster family for “ Canadians are the nicest people you will ever meet”. The Overguards have stayed with us at our bed and breakfast, The Halsey House when in the Ithaca, NY area for the past four years. When they show up it’s like we are on vacation with old friends. The twins will graduate this year and….
God we are going to miss them!
GO BIG RED! See you all Saturday for the 3pm face off.