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Throwback Thursday: Another Excellent Start for Men’s Soccer

This week in 1930, the Cornell men’s soccer team dominated in a huge victory over Hamilton College, 8-0. Each time the Continentals’ forwards attempted to advance into Big Red territory, Cornell successfully cleared the ball to the other side of the field. The defense worked cohesively and was able to prevent any strong holdings from Hamilton’s attackmen. Olditch and Carvalho made the biggest impact from Big Red forwards with five and two goals, respectively. In addition, Olditch was injured from prior scrimmages, but he suited up for a terrific match and led the attackmen in securing an amazing victory.

The squad was headed by coach Nicky Bawlf, who sat at the helm for 27 years — the longest of any Cornell coach. This was Bawlf’s 10th season as head coach, and the team continually expected to excel under his guidance. This game marked the first of the fall, kicking off the 1930 season on a positive note.

The Big Red finished the year 5-2-0 overall. Once again, Bawlf led the squad to quite the victorious season.


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