Yale vs. Cornell
March 22, 2003
The Game Story:
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior Andrew Collins recorded eight assists, one shy of the school record, and reigning Ivy League Player of the Week Sean Greenhalgh tallied six goals as the Cornell men's lacrosse team earned a 16-8 win at Yale in its Ivy opener. The Big Red jumped out to an 8-0 lead and kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard till late in the first half to pick up its first road victory of 2003 and up its season record to 4-2. Yale dropped its first contest of the season and is now 3-1.

Collins earned helpers on the first four goals of the game over a span of just under seven minutes, including a tally by Greenhalgh just over a minute into the contest to give the Big Red a 1-0 lead. Juniors Doug Needham and Dave Pittard would both score and Greenhalgh would score his second of three first-quarter goals to up the Cornell advantage to 4-0.

The fifth Big Red goal came from Pittard via Greenhalgh's fourth assist of the season with 7:35 remaining in the first quarter on Cornell's first man-up opportunity of the afternoon. Freshman Joe D'Arrigo scored the first goal of his career and Pittard completed a first-quarter hat trick on an assist from senior Frank Sands to help the visiting Red enter the second quarter with a 7-0 lead.

After over seven minutes of scoreless action to open the second quarter, the Collins-to-Greenhalgh combination would again work to perfection with just over seven minutes remaining before the half. The Bulldog offense would finally find the back of the net with 3:03 left in the opening half, as Scott Kenworthy scored on an assist from Mike Scaglione.

Collins would score his lone goal of the contest in the final minute before the break to give the Big Red a commanding 9-1 lead after one half of play.

Goals by senior J.P. Schalk, D'Arrigo and Greenhalgh to open the third quarter would put the game away and up the Cornell lead to 12-1. Yale's Patrick Moylan and Edward Britt notched third-quarter tallies, but Cornell's Kevin Nee added his fifth goal of the year on Collins' seventh assist to make it a 13-3 contest heading into the final 15 minutes.

Greenhalgh went on to score two more goals to go along with an assist, which came on Pittard's fourth tally of the day, to complete his eight-point effort.

Junior Brandon Ross made eight saves in net for the Big Red while Roy Skeen and David Wright combined to stop seven Cornell shots for Yale. The Bulldogs were able to win 16 of the game's 28 faceoffs and outshoot the Big Red by a 36-30 margin, but Cornell was able to capitalize on ground balls, recording 34 to Yale's 22.

The Big Red will return to action Saturday, March 29, when it welcomes Pennsylvania to Schoellkopf Field for an Ivy contest beginning at 1 p.m.