Ithaca, N.Y. - Despite jumping out to a 3-0 lead to begin the game at rainy Schoellkopf Field, the Penn men's lacrosse team fell to No. 10 Cornell, 15-6, on April 2. David Cornbrooks led the Quakers with three goals and tri-captain DJ Andrzejewski had two goals and two assists, but it was not enough to overcome the Big Red's second-half 9-1 scoring run.
"We came out of the game and played hard," Head Coach Brian Voelker said. "Unfortunately, against them we would have had to play a perfect game, and we didn't do that, especially in the third quarter. They are very talented offensively, and when you turn the ball over the way wecontinue to do in the second half of everygame,we don't give ourselves a chance to make a big enough run at the end."
Andrzejewski opened the scoring for the Red and Blue at the 12:47 mark and then fed Cornbrooks for his first tally of the day at 11:01. Penn jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the 9:54 mark when Max Mauro found Cornbrooks for his second goal of the game and the Quakers were off to the races. Unfortunately, the previously sedated Big Red came alive at the end of the first quarter and scored two goals to cut the Penn lead to one heading into the second quarter. In the second, Cornell tied the game at three at the 13:06 mark before Andrzejewski scored the go-ahead goal four minutes later. Sean Greenhalgh scored back-to-back goals for Cornell within 30 seconds of each other to take the Big Red's first lead of the afternoon, 5-4, but Patrick Rogers' goal off an assist from Andrzejewski with 1:39 left tied the game again at five all. The Big Red then took a one-goal lead into halftime as the team scored with just 19 seconds left in the first period (6-5).
The Quakers were held without a goal in the third quarter as Cornell scored seven-straight to go ahead, 13-5, with 5:28 left in the game. Tri-captain Zandy Reich found Cornbrooks for his third goal of the day at the 4:26 mark, but Cornell pushed two more goals into the back of the Penn net to take a 15-6 victory.
Penn (1-7, 0-3 Ivy League)heads home to continue the 2005 Ivy League schedule with a game against Princeton at Franklin Field on Tuesday, April 5. Game time is 4 p.m.
Written by Carla Zighelboim