ITHACA, N.Y. - Grace Redmon made six saves for the Columbia women's soccer team on Friday, Sept. 27 in its Ivy League opener, but host Cornell used a pair of goals in the opening half to take a 2-0 win. The Lions knew they had a tough challenge heading into Friday night’s match to face a Cornell team that has won five of its last six contests.
The Big Red jumped out to a 1-0 lead midway through the first half of play at Berman Field. At the 31st minute, Cornell took a 2-0 lead off a header and went on to hold the Lions scoreless through the first 45 minutes of action. The Big Red outshot the Lions 15-7 overall and 8-3 on goal to drop Columbia to 4-3-1 overall on the season.
Elly McGuffog, Alexa Yow and Elizabeth Judd each posted scoring opportunities for Columbia in the game. Despite seeing shots from six Lions, Cornell held on to give Columbia its first shutout defeat on the road this season.
The Lions will look to bounce back on Sunday, Sep. 29 as they return to Columbia Soccer Stadium to host local opponent LIU Brooklyn at 7 p.m.