Cornell vs. Harvard
April 7, 2012
The Game Story:
ITHACA, N.Y. – Eleven different players scored a goal and birthday boy Roy Lang was dominant in the midfield to lead No. 5 Cornell to a 14-10 victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 8-1 (4-0 Ivy) with the victory, while the Crimson dropped to 5-5 (2-1 Ivy).

Lang was a dominant force on both sides of the field and especially between the restraining lines. He ended was a game-high five points (three goals and two assists) while winning four ground balls, causing two turnovers and spearheading a clearing game that was a near-perfect 22-of-23 on the day.

Besides Lang, three other Big Red players had multi-point efforts. Matt Donovan had two goals and an assist, while both JJ Gilbane and Max Van Bourgondien each were credited with a goal and an assist. Thomas Keith won six ground balls and scored a goal with the pole, while Doug Tesoriero was 11-of-20 on face-offs. The rest of the squad went 1-for-8 as Harvard controlled the X by a small margin, taking 16-of-28 re-starts.

Andrew West made eight saves in goal for the Big Red in anchoring a defense that surrendered just one goal in the first 31:12. Mike Bronzino and Jason Noble each had a pair of caused turnovers as Cornell had nine total as a team.

The Big Red held a 42-32 advantage in shots, while ground balls were even at 34-34. Cornell capitalized on the team's only extra-man opportunity.

Both Ryan Stevens and Jeff Cohen had three goal and an assist and Jack Breit had a goal and an assist to go along with his four ground balls. Keegan Michel was 15-of-26 on the face-off X and won five ground balls, while Stephen Jahelka won seven possessions on ground balls.