The Cornell Department of Athletics and Physical Education has announced the schedule for the upcoming 2014 men’s lacrosse season. The slate is an exciting one, highlighted by six home games – including contests against Virginia and Syracuse at Schoellkopf Field – as well as a road trip to first-time opponent Michigan. As always, the Big Red schedule will also feature the ever-competitive Ivy League conference games, several games with traditional rivals and the fifth season of the Ivy League Tournament.
The Big Red will open the 2014 campaign in familiar territory, taking on Hobart at a site to be determined on Saturday, Feb. 22. The game will be the 134th meeting between the two programs, with the Big Red holding an 83-47-4 advantage in the all-time series, which began in 1896. After the Big Red dropped five consecutive meetings with Hobart from 1996-2000, Cornell has won 12 of the last 13 meetings. In his first season at the helm of the Statesmen’s program, Greg Raymond will lead Hobart in its first season as a member of the Northeast Conference. The Statesmen finished the 2013 campaign with a 6-8 record overall and a mark of 2-5 in the ECAC.