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Cornell Women’s Lacrosse announces 2013 Schedule

0 Comments 13 November 2012

ITHACA, N.Y. – Cornell women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Graap announced the team’s 2013 schedule Thursday afternoon, a difficult lineup that features the return of Penn State and Boston University to the slate, defending NCAA runner-up Syracuse and five other teams who advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season.

Penn State, a second-round NCAA Tournament participant in 2012, makes its first appearance on the Big Red schedule since 2001. The teams have met four times in history including the Big Red’s first ever season in 1972.

Also on the schedule is nearby rival Syracuse, which lost in the national championship game last year to Northwestern. Cornell has played the Orange every year since 1998.

Cornell’s spring break trip begins with a neutral-site game against Albany in Baltimore. The game will be the first ever meeting between Cornell and Albany, a team that has earned the automatic bid from the America East Conference each of the last two years.

Cornell will follow that game on March 17 with a drive down to The Tar Heel State for a March 20 date with North Carolina. The Tar Heels were ranked in the national top 10 all season and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2012.

Boston University will be Cornell’s season finale on April 27 at Schoellkopf Field. The Terriers and Big Red have only met once, in 2002, with Cornell earning an 11-8 victory.

For the first time in four years, Cornell will not open its schedule against Rutgers. Instead, the Big Red will square off against Canisius for the teams’ second ever meeting on Feb. 23 in Buffalo.

Other non-conference opponents include Patriot League contender Colgate and America East team Binghamton.

The Ivy League, as competitive as ever, will be a focus of Cornell’s schedule throughout. The team’s second game of the year is at home against Harvard, which advanced to the Ivy League Tournament last season. Cornell will have to battle defending league champion Penn on the road on March 24, right after its contest with North Carolina. And Dartmouth, which also made the NCAA Tournament in 2012, will welcome Cornell to Hanover, N.H., on April 6.  The Big Red’s last Ivy League game will be on the road at Yale on April 20.

All told, the Big Red will face six teams that went to the NCAAs last year including a tough stretch of five NCAA teams in six weeks.

The Ivy League Tournament, which admits the top four teams in the conference and is held at the site of the No. 1 seed, will be played on May 3 and 5. The NCAA Tournament, which expanded from 16 to 26 teams this season, is slated to start at First Round sites on May 10 and conclude at Villanova on May 24 and 26.

2013 Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time
23-Feb   Canisius College               Buffalo, NY        1:00 p.m.
02-Mar   Harvard University             Ithaca, N.Y.      12:00 p.m.
06-Mar   Colgate University             Ithaca, N.Y.       4:00 p.m.
09-Mar   Columbia University            New York, NY       1:00 p.m.
13-Mar   Penn State University          Ithaca, N.Y.       4:00 p.m.
17-Mar   University of Albany           Baltimore, Md.     1:00 p.m.
20-Mar   University of North Carolina   Chapel Hill, NC    7:00 p.m.
24-Mar   University of Pennsylvania     Philadelphia, PA   1:00 p.m.
30-Mar   Princeton University           Ithaca, N.Y.       3:00 p.m.
06-Apr   Dartmouth College              Hanover, NH        1:00 p.m.
12-Apr   Brown University               Ithaca, N.Y.       4:00 p.m.
16-Apr   Syracuse University            Syracuse, NY       4:00 p.m.
20-Apr   Yale University                New Haven, CT      1:00 p.m.
23-Apr   Binghamton University          Ithaca, N.Y.       7:00 p.m.
27-Apr   Boston University              Ithaca, N.Y.       1:00 p.m.

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