Cornell lacrosse scores 21 goals in win over Dartmouth
ITHACA, N.Y. - Saturday was Senior Day on Schoellkopf Field, and the Big Red honored 16 seniors for their contributions to the program before the team's game against Dartmouth. Many of the seniors factored into a dominant 21-5 victory, including four points from Steve Mock, three ground balls from Jason Noble and five saves from A.J. Fiore.
No. 3 Cornell (9-1, 3-0 Ivy League) picked up its third consecutive win against the Big Green (2-6, 0-2) and maintained a hold on first place in the Ivy League. Cornell controlled the play from the onset, holding a 6-1 lead after the first period and a 10-3 advantage at halftime.
Matt Donovan led all Cornell scorers with five points on four goals and an assist. Connor English, Max Van Bourgondien, Dan Lintner and Mock all had hat tricks as Cornell put more than 20 goals on the board for the first time since March 28, 2009 at Penn. Fourteen different Big Red players scored at least one point in the game.
Senior Rob Pannell also had a strong afternoon, going scoreless in the first half before erupting for three consecutive points in the third quarter. Senior Shane Henry also had a career day in his last regular-season game at Schoellkopf Field, scoring his first two college points on assists.
The Big Red was perfect on clears on the afternoon, going 22 for 22, and finished the day winning 10 of 19 faceoffs. Cornell had 41 ground balls to Dartmouth's 18, more than doubling the visiting Big Green in that category. Cornell also caused 11 turnovers.
Cornell concludes the regular season with four consecutive road contests. The team is back in action next at Harvard on Saturday at 1 p.m.