Men's Lacrosse Beaten by Cornell, 21-11

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ITHACA, N.Y. - The Penn men's lacrosse team put up a good fight against No. 3 Cornell into the second quarter Saturday at the Big Red's Schoellkopf Field, and was tied 5-5 with about 11 minutes left in the half.

Unfortunately, Cornell scored seven unanswered goals before the break, and it was an uphill climb after that. Penn was unable to make up the difference, ultimately falling 21-11.

Senior Craig Andrzejewski scored three goals and added an assist for four points, while classmate Drew Collins scored twice to lead the Quakers. For Andrzejewski, it marked his fourth three-goal outing in seven games this season.

Cornell looked like it might race away with this game early on, scoring three times before the game was six minutes old. However, Andrzejewski scored three of the game's next four goals, going unassistedtwice and finishing a Corey Winkoff feed. The only break in his run was a Ryan Hurley goal for Cornell, and it was 4-3.

Cornell's Chris Finn scored with just 33 seconds left in the first quarter, but Penn answered with a Morgan Griff score just 25 seconds later. And when Collins knocked home an unassisted effort with 11:19 left in the half, the score was tied 5-5.

It was all Cornell after that.

Five different players scored the seven goals for the Big Red, and they came in a 9:11 span that made the score 12-5. Justin Lynch was able to get Penn back on the board before the halftime break, but the teams went to the locker rooms with the score 12-6.

Any ideas Penn had of getting back into this game were quickly scuttled, as Cornell scored three times in the first five minutes of the third quarter to blow out to a 15-6 advantage. The Quakers kept fighting, scoring three of the next four goals as Winkoff, Collins and Rob McMullen found the back of the net. In the fourth, Garvey Heiderman and Dan Savage scored to put Penn's total at 11.

Hurley led Cornell's attack with five goals and an assist, while Chris Finn had two goals and three assists. Four other players scored twice for the Big Red.

Freshman Joe Hegener and senior Greg Murray split time in goal for Penn; Hegener played the first half with six saves and 12 goals given up, while Murray allowed nine in the second half while making seven stops.

Penn is home for its next two Ivy League games, taking on Dartmouth Friday at 4 p.m. and Princeton a week from Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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