Cornell vs. Colgate
March 2, 2013
|Rob Pannell||(2, 5)|
|Steve Mock||(5, 0)|
|Max Van Bourgondien||(3, 1)|
|Connor Buczek||(2, 2)|
|Mike O'neil||(2, 1)|
|Dan Lintner||(1, 1)|
|Matt Donovan||(0, 1)|
|John Hogan||(1, 0)|
|Connor English||(1, 0)|
|John Edmonds||(1, 0)|
|Chris Cook||(1, 0)|
|Matt Schattner||(0, 1)|
|Aj Fiore||15 (0.882)|
|Brennan Donville||1 (0.500)|
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|Conor Braddish||(1, 0)|
|Peter Baum||(0, 1)|
|Ryan Walsh||(1, 0)|
|Matt Clarkson||(1, 0)|
|Conor Murphy||11 (0.500)|
|Gordon Santry||0 (0.000)|
|go to Colgate page|
|The Game Story:|
|ITHACA, N.Y. – No. 7 Cornell raced out to an 11-0 lead and thoroughly controlled every aspect of the game in a 19-3 victory over No. 11 Colgate on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. It was the most lopsided victory for the Big Red since Cornell defeated Princeton, 21-5, during the 1988 season. The Big Red improved to 3-0, while the Raiders fell to 3-1.|
The hyped matchup between attackmen Cornell's Rob Pannell and Colgate's Peter Baum never materialized, as the Big Red scored two goals before the Raiders ever got the ball in their offensive zone. Pannell ended the day with two goals and five assists, while Baum was held to one assist and was held scoreless for the first time in 21 games dating back to late in the 2011 season.
All-America defenseman Jason Noble shut down Baum throughout, as the reigning Tewaaraton winner attempted just three shots, none of which were on goal. Noble ended the day with three caused turnovers and two ground ball wins. Even when Colgate did get a shot on goal, it was eaten up by senior goalkeeper AJ Fiore, who made 15 saves and surrendered just two goals in more than 54 minutes of action.
Pannell's seven-point day spearheaded the attack, which saw 12 different players register a point. Steve Mock scored five times, while Max Van Bourgondien (three goals, assist) and Connor Buczek (two goals, two assists) each had four points. Mike O'Neil (two goals, one assist) and Dan Lintner (one goal, one assist) also had multi-point games. The Big Red held a decisive 45-31 shot advantage and scored on 3-of-5 man-up opportunities.
Cornell won 16-of-25 face-offs thanks in large part due to the work of Doug Tesoriero (11-of-19). Matt Schattner (3-of-4) and Mike O'Neil (2-of-2) also had success at the X.
Not much went right for the Raiders on this day, as four different players had one point each. Bobby Lawrence led the defense with seven caused turnovers and added seven ground balls. Robert Grabher won eight face-offs and scooped up eight ground balls.
Despite slippery conditions and snow falling throughout the early part of the game, the goals came fast and furiously for Cornell in the first half, with Pannell having a hand in five of the eight tallies registered during the period. First, he found Buczek cutting to the goal to get the Big Red on the board at the 13:24 mark, the Buczek tallied an unassited goal less than one minute later. John Edmonds was the beneficiary of an outstanding Pannell pass, making it 3-0, at the 7:45 mark, before Mock, O'Neil and Pannell scored three goals in a span of 54 seconds to give Cornell a 6-0 lead.
With less than a minute to play in the first quarter, John Hogan scored off a pass from Pannell and Mock converted a pass from Buczek to make it 8-0 at the break.
Cornell's midfield accounted for the first three goals of the second period, with Max Van Bourgondien registering an unassisted goal before assisting on a tally by O'Neil at the 10:22 mark. Just under three minutes later, O'Neil returned the favor, assisting on a Van Bourgondien score.
The Raiders closed the second period and opened the third with back-to-back goals, as Braddish registered an unassisted tally, before Clarkson scored off a pass from Baum to make it 11-2 with 14:17 remaining in the third period.
That was as good as it would get for the visitors.
Cornell registered the next six goals, including its first two man-up goals of the contest, with a pari of tallies from Mock, one from Lintner, one from Van Bourgondien and one from Pannell. During that run, Schattner earned his first collegiate assist, while Donovan and Buczek registered helpers.
Walsh scored Colgate's final goal on the only shot faced by Brennan Donville, who he beat with a beautiful shot over the goalie's hip, and the Big Red scored the final two goals of the game to account for the 19-3 victory.