With visions of getting to the championship, dreams for Cornell turned into a deadly nightmare.Their starÂ Rob Pannell was sitting on the bench last year with a broken ankle, and it cost them. Panell was the aggressive scorer that this team thrived on.
In the defensive department, the Big Red lacked deapth in the goal tenderÂ position. Last season ended in a three game losing skid. The good side of this aspect is two playersÂ had emerged with potential that shocked everybody. Matt Donovan and Max Von BourgondienÂ showed that they too can beÂ effectiveÂ within Cornell offense.
The problems that need to be fixedÂ within the team are as followed: they need to find offensive play with A.J. Fiore and AndrewÂ West. This has been a recurring issue and has hurt the team in the past. The positive plays Â hatmany eyes have seen is their relentless pressure they apply to overwhelm their opponents. WithÂ the Fall Ball schedule coming to an end, there are question that still remain.
Will Rob Panell be afactor if he is able to play? Since he is working out by himself, how much endurance does heÂ have to stay up with other opponents? Will Big Red make it to the final dance and how will the team respond from theirÂ disappointingÂ season that they had last season?