Georgetown Rips the Big Red

Georgetown Rips the Big Red

Georgetown Rips the Big Red

Georgetown Rips the Big Red

Cornell and Georgetown faced off against each other in Syracuse, New York on Saturday after the Syracuse/Virginia game and what looked to be a promising match up early turned into a blow out late. A nine goal run put together over the span of the second half gave the Hoyas more than enough to rout the Cornell Big Red in their first game of the season. Leading the way for Georgetown was attackman Neal Goldman who ended the game with 4 goals and 3 assists.

As the game began a fired up Cornell team scored two goals quickly by taking advantage of a man-up opportunity and the good shooting of midfielder Justin Redd. Georgetown got on the board later in the quarter trailing only a goal after the slow paced, but well played first quarter ended. Georgetown tied it up early in the second before Cornell answered right back with 9:42 remaining. The rest of the half held both teams scoreless, but was Georgetown was generating a lot of chances yet couldn’t seem to find the back of the net due to the great play of Cornell goalie Brandon Ross. Going into halftime trailing 3-2 Georgetown knew they needed to find a way to beat Ross. As the second half unfolded it turned out they found eleven ways.

Cornell opened up the scoring in the second half, but this would not be a sign of things to come. After Georgetown quickly answered and Cornell got another goal from Andrew Collins, the Hoyas went on a 9 goal unanswered streak that lasted late into the fourth quarter. I was really surprised to see this after the great play of Cornell goalie Brandon Ross in the first half, but the defense around him just wasn’t there like it was in the first half. Cornell was letting Georgetown get the looks they needed and this type of thing can happen against a team of the Hoya’s caliber. The game ended at 13-6 after Cornell finally got on the board again after playing nearly a whole half scoreless.

Not only was the second half lopsided with Georgetown winning it 11-3, the statistical categories were equally unbalanced, but I guess this is to be expected. When the game was over Georgetown had out shot Cornell 43-17 and won 15 of 19 face-offs. After realizing this it is easy to see that Cornell’s troubles stemmed from all over the field and not just from the play of their goalie. Considering the shot volume he had to deal with I’d say he did pretty well. So I guess it was more of a team letdown, but it is better for it to happen in early March rather than late in the season when tournament time comes.


The batteries in my camera died right at the beginning of the first quarter so I was only able to snap this one picture. I figure I might as well post it.

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