Cornell Dumps Duke 10-6

Cornell Dumps Duke 10-6

Cornell Dumps Duke 10-6

Cornell Dumps Duke 10-6

DURHAM, N.C. – The No. 3 Cornell University men’s lacrosse team received an outstanding effort from goalie Kyle Harer, who stopped a career-high 17 shots, and Ryan Hurley and Max Seibald combined for the Big Red’s first eight goals, as Cornell rolled to a 10-6 victory over No. 8 Duke this evening at Koskinen Stadium. With the win, Cornell improves to 4-1 on the season.

Hurley led the Big Red with five goals, while Seibald registered a hat-trick in the first 12 minutes of action to go along with a pair of assists for five points on the night. Rob Pannell, who leads the nation in both points and assists per game, set the school record for assists by a freshman in a single season with three helpers. John Glynn added two goals, while Rocco Romero and Chris Finn had one assist apiece.

Defensively, Cornell was solid, holding the Blue Devils scoreless for 22:56 over the closing minutes of the second and opening minutes of the third quarter as the team build a 7-3 lead.

Duke (6-3) was led by Ned Crotty with three assists and Max Quinzani with two goals. Justin Turri, cousin of former Big Red player Troy Turri ’08, and Zach Howell each registered one goal and one assist. In net, Rob Schroeder stopped just four shots.

The Blue Devils outshot Cornell (37-30), had more ground balls (33-26), and held the slight edge in face-offs (8-of-17).

Cornell benefitted from an early Blue Devil penalty when Sam Payton was flagged for delay of game and Seibald scored just 14 seconds later off a pass from Pannell.

Back-to-back goals by Quinzani gave the home team the 2-1 lead with 11:20 to play, but a pair of great saves by Harer kept it a one-goal game and Seibald got the equalizer at the 6:47 mark.

Just over one minute later, Hurley made it a 3-2 game as he swept from the back to the front of the cage and bounced a low shot past Schroeder.

A solid defensive play by Matt Moyer set up the Big Red’s next goal as he came up with the loose ball and gave possession back to Cornell. Seibald pushed the lead to 4-2 as he converted off a pass from Romero.

The Blue Devils made it a one-goal game early in the second quarter as Steve Schoeffel scored, but back-to-back goals by Hurley made it a 6-3 Cornell advantage going into the intermission. Hurley’s first goal came off a pass from Pannell, while the second was assisted by Seibald.

Cornell closed the second quarter and opened the third with a man-up advantage, but could not convert until Hurley took a pass from Finn, faked low and beat Schroeder high to make it a 7-3 game at the 10:50 mark.

A broken play led to the Blue Devils’ first goal in just under 23 minutes of action as Turri picked up a loose ball and beat Harer up high to make it a 7-4 game with 6:06 to go in the third quarter.

Hurley and Seibald teamed up once again for Cornell’s first tally in the fourth quarter as Seibald pushed past his defender and slipped the ball to Hurley, 10-yards in front of the net. Hurley spun and beat Schroeder up high to double up Duke, 8-4.

The Big Red extended its lead to 10-4 with back-to-back goals by Glynn. The goals came eight minutes apart as Cornell deliberately slowed the pace of the game in an attempt to hold possession and run time off the clock.

A one-minute non-releasable penalty on the Big Red allowed Duke to get its first set of consecutive goals since early in the first period as Catalino scored off a pass from Crotty, before Howell converted a pass from Turri to account for the 10-6 final.

The Big Red stays on the road as it opens Ivy League play this weekend at Yale on Saturday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Photos: Mark Abbott

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Cornell Coach Jeff Tambroni-As Good As Anyone!
    by (#136419) on 3/18/09 @2:31AM
You betcha! Considering what he has to offer, he is doing as good a job as any coach in the country right now. In 2007, with a very good team, Cornell made the Final Four. In 2008, after losing most of that team, Cornell still had a fine season,. Assuming Tambroni stays at Cornell for a while, I think he will lead them to a title in time.
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Amen to that
    by (#142666) on 3/18/09 @4:25PM
Can you imagine what Tambroni would do if he was at a state university? (think Maryland here)

As for Duke, they've rigged their '09 schedule with 10 HOME games, and that advantage still won't help them. Because when your goaltender saves only 44%, the team is seriously flawed.
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Tambroni Would Do AWESOME At Maryland
    by (#136419) on 3/18/09 @7:59PM
You betcha! With his great coaching & recruiting, I know that he would take them to a higher level than Dave Cottle has so far. In fact, it may take a coach like him for Maryland to win a title. If Cottle doesn't make it, I wouldn't be surprised if Tambroni is mentioned as a possible replacement.
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    by (#78222) on 3/18/09 @9:03PM
Two "you betchas" for one game is more than many can handle right now. Let that soccer mom crap die like her campaign did. GO GULLS terps too
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    by (#136419) on 3/18/09 @10:37PM
Okay-I will try to stop saying that so much. By the way, since you are a Terps fan, do you agree with what I said about Tambroni at Maryland?
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Back to lacrosse,............
    by (#78222) on 3/19/09 @6:07AM
Napp.....can't go withya on this, since I consider Cottle a friend. DO hate to see them have off (reaally off) games.
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    by (#142666) on 3/19/09 @9:23AM
I think the term you're trying to convey to Naptown is --hockey mom. And objectively speaking, Cottle's tenure as Terps coach is quickly reaching an end point.
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Don't Get Me Wrong!
    by (#136419) on 3/19/09 @3:50PM
I hope that Cottle CAN get it done! He is a legend and has a great record on the field and has been a great recruiter. But, it is time for the Terps to AT LEAST return to the Final Four. I know they have the talent, and I hope they do!
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    by (#78222) on 3/19/09 @5:58PM
Hockey, soccer, politicians, low scoring games....these are a few of my least favorite things.
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    by (#208891) on 3/20/09 @8:11AM
Close games r the best because it keeps you wanting to watch the game. Also if you are playing in a close game u r challenged a little more because every goal matters
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    by (#142666) on 3/20/09 @10:28AM
Teams that place a premium on solid defense are the ones that I want to watch. Championships are won from the goal out.
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    by (#167285) on 3/21/09 @1:49PM
when are we going to know if we won the rap contest? cuz this is F#$%#king ridiculous
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Q: who is "we"?
    by (#142666) on 3/21/09 @5:38PM
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