Cornell vs. Binghamton
March 9, 2010
|Rob Pannell||(3, 3)|
|Ryan Hurley||(4, 0)|
|Chris Langton||(3, 1)|
|Scott Austin||(2, 0)|
|Christopher Ritchie||(1, 1)|
|Steve Mock||(1, 1)|
|Roy Lang||(2, 0)|
|Mitch Mcmichael||(0, 1)|
|Max Van Bourgondien||(1, 0)|
|Jonathan Thomson||(1, 0)|
|David Lau||(1, 0)|
|Aj Fiore||5 (0.625)|
|Mat Martinez||3 (0.750)|
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|Frank Donlon||(2, 0)|
|Steve Carlson||(0, 1)|
|Matt Springer||(1, 0)|
|Andy Cook||(1, 0)|
|Tyler Perrelle||(0, 1)|
|Dan Solazzo||12 (0.414)|
|Kraig Heston||2 (0.500)|
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|The Game Story:|
|ITHACA, N.Y. – The No. 8 Cornell men’s lacrosse team rebounded from a slow start to defeat Binghamton, 19-4, this evening at Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, N.Y. After leading by just one-goal at the end of the first stanza, the Big Red rattled off four straight goals en route to outscoring the Bearcats, 16-2, over the final three quarters.|
Cornell (4-0) was led by Rob Pannell’s game-high six points on three goals and three assists, while Ryan Hurley tallied four goals. Sophomore midfielder Chris Langton had a breakout game with three goals and one assist, while classmates Roy Lang and Scott Austin registered two goals apiece. Chris Ritchie and Steve Mock both tallied one goal and one assist apiece. In total, 12 different Big Red players found their way into the point column with David Lau, John Thomson and Max Van Bourgondien all scoring one goal, while Mitch McMichael added one assist.
All three Cornell goalies saw action with AJ Fiore registering five saves and allowing three goals to pick up the victory. Mat Martinez made three saves and allowed one goal in 21:40, while Brian O’Donnell was called on to make one save in the final 4:32 of the game.
Aside from the stellar play of the goalies, the Big Red received outstanding play from its defensive unit, which combined for nine caused turnovers, four of which came from Jason Noble, who also picked up a team-high seven groundballs.
Binghamton (1-4) got two goals from Frank Donlon with one goal coming from Matt Springer and Andy Cook. Tyler Perrelle and Steve Carlson each registered one assist. In goal, Dan Solazzo made 12 saves and allowed 17 goals in 51:16 before Kraig Heston stopped two shots and allowed two goals in the final 8:44.
The Big Red dominated in shots (51-29) and ground balls (46-24), and held the slim edge in face-offs, winning 13-of-25. Neither team cleared the ball particularly well, with Cornell going 19-of-25, while Binghamton cleared 15-of-19.
Cornell registered one man-up goal on two attempts, while holding the Bearcats to a 1-of-4 performance.
Hurley got the Big Red on the board first; scoring at the 13:39 mark with a fluky goal, as he initially lost the ball, but in the ensuing scrum managed to bat it into the net to give Cornell the 1-0 lead.
Neither team managed much offense for the next eight minutes before Donlon knotted the game at 1-1. The Big Red responded with two straight goals by Langton and Lang, but the Bearcats made it a one-goal game when Springer scored with just two seconds remaining in the period.
Cornell came out on fire in the second quarter, scoring the first four goals before Donlan registered his final tally of the day to make it a 7-3 game with 3:04 remaining before the intermission.
Back-to-back goals by Pannell, one on each side of halftime, started a string of six unanswered tallies by the Big Red, which went up by double-digits, 13-3, at the 9:17 mark of the third quarter.
Just under two minutes later, Cook registered the final goal for the Bearcats, but from there, both sides subbed liberally and Cornell ended the game with another 6-0 run to account for the 19-4 final.
The Big Red is back in action this weekend as it welcomes No. 1 Virginia to Schoellkopf Field on Saturday, March 13, at noon.