Ivy League Recap April 21st

Brown Falls To #7 Cornell, 13-7

Providence, R.I. – On a day that Cornell’s Rob Pannell became the Ivy League’s all-time leading scorer, the Big Red led from start to finish to defeat Brown, 13-7, and claim the outright Ivy League Championship. Brown falls to 6-6 overall, 1-4 Ivy, while Cornell extends its record to 11-2 overall, 5-0 in Ivy play.

Brown honored its eight seniors – Obafemi Alese (Far Rockaway, NY), Clay Del Prince (Hamburg, NY), Johnny DePeters (Woodbury, CT), Roger Ferguson (Washington, DC), Sam Ford (Reisterstown, MD), Alex Jones (Annapolis, MD), Shane McHugh (Delray Beach, FL), and George Sherman (Greenwich, CT) – in pre-game ceremonies, but it was Cornell who had the better of play in the early action.

The Big Red opened up a 3-0 lead before Jones got the Bears on the scoreboard on a pass from junior Sam Hurster (St. Louis, MO) to cut Cornell’s lead to 3-1 after one quarter.

Cornell’s Connor Buczek scored to open up a 4-1 lead for the Big Red, but Hurster countered for the Bears on a pass from Del Prince to score a man down goal to trail 4-2, with 11:28 left in the quarter.  Consecutive goals by the Big Red put Cornell in the lead, 6-2 at the half.

Brown got back in the game when Jones scored to open the second half to trail, 6-3. But Tom Trasolini scored once, Pannell twice and Steve Mock once to give the Big Red a 10-3 advantage early in the fourth quarter.

The two teams exchanged goals for the remainder of the game, with Ford, Jones, freshman Bailey Tills (Denver, CO) and Hurster accounting for the Brown goals.

Jones led the Bears with three goals, while Hurster added two goals and an assist.  Bears’ junior goalie Will Round (Mt. Lebanon, PA) was outstanding in net, making 16 saves against the sharp-shooting Big Red.

The difference in possession hurt the Bears, winning just 5-of-24 face-off attempts.  Cornell’s Doug Tesoriero won 19-of-24 face-offs and picked up 12 ground balls for the Big Red.

With two goals and one assist, Pannell now has 318 career points, breaking the all-time Ivy League record held by Brown’s Darren Lowe (316 points) from 1989-92.

Brown will look to capture the Ocean State Cup on Tuesday, April 23, traveling to Smithfield, R.I. to face Bryant in a 7 p.m. start. The Ocean Cup is presented annually to the round-robin winner of games among Rhode Island’s three Division I lacrosse schools – Brown, Bryant and Providence.

Men’s Lacrosse Falls at No. 13/12 Princeton, 14-6
Zimmerman’s two goals led the Crimson at No. 13/12 Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Harvard men’s lacrosse team suffered a 14-6 loss to No. 13/12 Princeton on Friday, its fourth ranked opponent in four weeks.

Carl Zimmerman scored two goals on two shots to pace the Harvard (6-7, 2-3 Ivy League) attack.Devin Dwyer and Alex White tallied two points on one goal and one assist, while Sean McDonagh andMurphy Vandervelde each scored once.

Harry Krieger came away with eight saves in goal as Gabriel Mendola went 11-of-14 at the face off X and collected a team-high seven ground balls. Princeton (8-4, 3-2 Ivy League) outshot the Crimson 43-18 while converting 18-of-24 clear attempts. Harvard, meanwhile, won 12-of-22 face offs and was 8-of-12 on clears.

Three Tigers recorded a hat trick on the day with Jake Froccaro’s five points (3g, 2a) leading the way. Mike MacDonald registered four goals to go along with a four-point performance from Kip Orban (3g, 1a). Eric Sanschagrin made seven stops in goal to earn the victory.

Princeton was first to get on the board and scored three straight to take a 3-0 lead. Schwartz found the back of the net off a feed from Dwyer to end the Crimson drought, but the Tigers answered right back to go on top 5-1. A score by Dwyer in an unsettled situation pulled Harvard with three, and a tally by Zimmerman in transition right before the quarter break made it a 5-3 game.

The Tigers opened the second quarter with three goals for an 8-3 advantage and took the same margin into the locker room at half.

Princeton continued its run in the second half and outscored the Crimson 6-3 after the break.

Harvard will close out the regular season next Saturday, April 27 at Harvard Stadium on Senior Day against No. 15/12 Yale. Face off is scheduled for 2 p.m.