Bears Battle #5 Cornell, But Fall to Big Red, 10-6
April 29, 2006
Ithaca, NY - The fifth-ranked Cornell Big Red earned at least a share of the Ivy League Championship with a hard-fought 10-6 Ivy League men's lacrosse win over Brown at Schoellkopf Field. The win lifts the Big Red to 10-2 overall and 5-1 in the Ivy League, while the Bears fall to 2-10 overall and 0-5 in league play.
A spirited first quarter saw the Big Red jump out to a 2-0 lead before the Bears answered with goals by juniors Alex Buckley and David Madeira to tie the score, 2-2, with 8:50 left in the quarter. Cornell's David Mitchell gave Cornell a 3-2 lead with 4:16 left in the first quarter, and Max Seibald added a second quarter goal to give the Big Red a 4-2 advantage at the half.
Madeira's second goal of the game on a pass from senior Kyle Wailes at 13:44 of the third quarter drew the Bears to within one goal of the Big Red, 4-3. Cornell's Casey Lewis scored with 8:13 left in the quarter to give the Big Red a 5-3 lead heading into the final stanza.
The Bears fell behind by a 7-3 margin early in the fourth quarter but battled back with two straight goals by Will McGettigan, a man-down score with 9:03 remaining, and a man-up goal with 8:10 left in the game, to pull the Bears to within 7-5 of the Big Red.
Cornell's David Mitchell put the Big Red up 8-5, but Brown's Alex Buckley answered with 4:22 remaining to make the score 8-6. But the Big Red added two late goals for the final margin of victory.
Bears' senior goalie Nick Gentilesco faced 45 Big Red shots and registered 15 saves, while Cornell goalie Matt McGonagle registered 12 saves.
The Bears will complete its 2006 season next week at home against 9th ranked Princeton. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at Stevenson Field.
Brown vs. #5 Cornell Men's Lacrosse Saturday, April 29, 2006 Schoellkopf Field, Ithaca, NY
Goals By Quarter: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Brown (2-10, 0-5 Ivy) 2 0 1 3 6 #5 Cornell (10-2, 5-1 Ivy) 3 2 1 5 10
Cornell Scoring: Goals: David Mitchell 2, Joe Boulukos 2, Eric Pittard, Rocco Romero, Max Seibald, Casey Lewis, Derek Haswell, Rocco Romerio Assists: Joe Boulukos 2, Max Seibald 2, Brian Clayton, Eric Pittard,
Goalie Saves: Brown - Nick Gentilesco 15 saves, 60:00 Cornell - Matt McGonagle 12 saves, 60:00
Shots: Brown 29, Cornell 45 Ground Balls: Brown 21, Cornell 33 Face-Offs: Brown 12/19, Cornell 7/19 Penalties: Brown 6/9:00, Cornell 4/3:00