ITHACA, N.Y. -- Three players scored four goals apiece and sophomore Rob Pannell had a six-point day to lead NO. 10 Cornell past unbeaten and 17th-ranked Yale 18-7 on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. The Big Red improved to 5-1 on the season and won its Ivy opener, while Yale slipped to 4-1 (0-1 Ivy).
Scott Austin, Chris Langton and Ryan Hurley each scored four times and Pannell was credited with four assists to go with his two goals in the victory. In all, 11 different players reached the scoring column. A.J. Fiore and Mat Martinez each played a half, combining for 13 saves and allowing the seven goals.
Cornell won 15-of-27 face-offs and were actually out-shot (39-35), but its hard riding (six failed clears for Yale) and efficiency on special teams (2-of-3 on extra-man, 0-of-5 for Yale), as well as play in goal, proved to be the difference.
For Yale, both Brendan and Matt Gibson each scored twice, while Brian Douglass had two assists. Johnathan Falcone played all 60 minutes in goal and made five saves.
Cornell jumped out to a 2-0 lead just 2:04 in before most spectators had taken their seat, but Yale got on the board to cut it to 2-1 35 seconds later. That was as good as it would get for the Bulldogs.
The home team ripped off a 7-0 run to push its advantage to a near-insurmountable 9=1 midway through the second quarter. Hurley and Langton scored three goals each in the run. The visitors would never get back within six the rest of the way.
Austin scored three goals in a span of 3:18 to extend the advantage to 10 (16-6). Freshmen Steve Mock and Max Van Bourgondien tallied in the fourth for their second collegiate goals.
Cornell vs. Yale
|Rob Pannell||(2, 4)|
|Scott Austin||(4, 0)|
|Ryan Hurley||(4, 0)|
|Chris Langton||(4, 0)|
|Christopher Ritchie||(2, 2)|
|David Lau||(0, 2)|
|Steve Mock||(1, 1)|
|Roy Lang||(0, 1)|
|Shane O'neill||(0, 1)|
|Jj Gilbane||(0, 1)|
|Max Van Bourgondien||(1, 0)|