April 23, 2011

Cornell Obliterates Brown to Claim Ivy League Regular Season Title Outright

from press release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – It was a rainy, muddy, cold day in Providence, but the No. 3 Cornell men's lacrosse team shined, putting on a dominating performance to defeat Brown, 18-5, this afternoon at Stevenson Field. With the victory, the Big Red improved to 10-2 on the season (5-0 Ivy) to earn the 16th outright Ivy League title in program history. Brown falls to 5-8 overall and 1-4 in the conference.

Rob Pannell finished the day with seven points on five assists and two goals, as 11 different players found their way into the boxscore and every single healthy member of the Big Red got onto the field. David Lau tallied two goals and two assists and both Steve Mock and Roy Lang finished with three goals on the day. Midfielders Jack Dudley and JJ Gilbane each scored twice and Chris Langton rounded out the multipoint scorers with one goal and one assist.

In goal, AJ Fiore was great, making seven saves and allowing four goals in 45:00, before Andrew West came on in relief and finished with one save and gave up just one goal.

Brown, which was plagued by 27 turnovers, was kept in the game thanks to many brilliant saves from Matt Chriss, who finished the contest with nine stops in 50:43/ Will Round closed the contest for the Bears and allowed two goals while making just one save.

Rob Schlesinger scored twice and Parker Brown had two assists for the home team, while Andrew Feinberg, George Sherman and Jeffrey Foote each scored once.

Cornell, which outshot Brown 51-25, dominated time of possession in the contest and used a 5-1 run to open the game, eventually taking an 8-2 lead into the intermission. But the Big Red wasn't done and outscored the Bears 7-2 in the third quarter to make it a 15-4 contest. With both sides subbing liberally, Cornell held the 3-1 scoring edge in the fourth quarter as well to account for the 18-5 victory.


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