March 3, 2012

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Big Red Attack Racks Up Points in Army Win

from press release

ITHACA, N.Y. -- All three Cornell starting attackmen were had six points as Cornell ran away for an 18-7 win over Army on Saturday afternoon at Newman Arena. The Big Red remained unbeaten (2-0), while the Black Knights fell to 2-3 on the year.

Steve Mock scores all five of his goals in the second quarter as the Big Red raced out to a 6-2 lead and never looked back. He added an assist, while Rob Pannell scored one goal and notched five assists. Freshman Matt Donovan was impressive in his second collegiate game with four goals and two assists in the victory. In all, 12 different players were credited with at least one point and 11 scored a goal. Also collecting multi-point games were Max Van Bourgondien (one goal, two assists) and Scott Austin (one goal, one assist).

The Big Red dominated face-offs, particularly in the decisive first half. Doug Tesoriero won 17-of-26 re-starts with 11 ground balls, while the wing play was also outstanding, winning numerous 50-50 opportunities. One of those wings, Jason Noble, was dominant in the midfield with an assist, nine ground ball wins and six caused turnovers. In goal, Andrew West went the distance and made seven saves against the seven goals allowed.

Garrett Thul notched three goals to lead the Black Knights, with all three coming in the game's first 20 minutes. He got the visitors on the board five minutes into the contest ot hand Army the early lead. Devin Lynch had two goals and John Glesener notched a goal and an assist. Zach Palmieri played the first 52 minutes between the pipes, making 12 saves and allowing 16 goals before giving way to Sam Somers. Derek Sipperly won 10 face-offs and collected a team-high five ground balls.

Cornell dominated on the ground, posting a 43-17 edge in ground balls, including 23-9 in the first half. In high winds, both teams had some struggles clearing the ball, with the big Red going 14-of-17 and Army turning it over four times on 12 opportunities.


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