MOUNT VERNON – Freshman forward Emily Snider and the Rams continued their offensive roll with a 5-0 nonconference women's soccer rout of Lakeland in Sunday's home finale.
With its fifth shutout win of the season, Cornell climbed back to the .500 mark at 7-7-1 overall. The Rams tallied eight goals in back-to-back wins this weekend and have scored 12 times in the last three matches.
Snider led the attack with a pair of goals, giving her 18 this fall. She moved into a tie with Trinity Tisue (1998) for third place on Cornell's single-season goals list, only two behind Julie Carne's record set in 2001.
Snider opened the scoring off a feed from junior Holly Herzig in the 15th minute. Senior Kendra Wisely made it 2-0 late in the first half on an assisted goal from Sarah Calhoun.
The Rams registered their third goal at the 66-minute mark with Zauditu Kaza-Amlak assisting freshman Jennifer Strebeck. Snider scored again in the 79th minute on a pass from Bethany Stivers, her eighth assist on the year.
Senior Chelsea Harris, the team's primary goalkeeper, stamped the win with her first goal of the season in the 84th minute. Kaza-Amlak and Kayla Septer assisted on the play.
Cornell blasted 34 total shots, to Lakeland's one. Harris had one save in 45 minutes of work at keeper. Kassi Todryk took over for Harris in the second half to complete the combined shutout.
Coming up – Cornell (2-4-1 Midwest Conference) hits the road for its final three matches of the regular season. The stretch starts Saturday with an 11 a.m. kickoff against league co-leader St. Norbert (10-3-2, 6-1 MWC) in De Pere, Wis.