Philadelphia, Pa. The No. 14 University of Pennsylvania women’s lacrosse fell to Cornell, 12-10. Ali Ryan, Emily Cochran and Katie Spofford each had two goals in the loss.
The Quakers (4-2, 1-1 Ivy) started out strong offensively, with Allie Juras scoring with 28:45 left on the clock on a free position shot. Allison Ambrozy then scored on a free position shot at the 25:44 mark and Spofford scored his first goal on an assist from Juras with 24:40 to give Penn the quick 3-0 lead. Cochran then scored on a pass from Ryan to bring the lead to four before Cornell put their first point on the board with 21:05 left in the half. Chrissy Muller scored on a free position shot at the 18:12 mark to continue the Quakers offensive strength, followed by a goal by Ryan with 17:34 left in the half. Cornell then shut down Penn offensively, scoring seven unanswered goals to close out the half with an 8-6 lead.
Cornell (3-2, 1-0 Ivy) scored first to open the second half with a goal at the 23:09 mark. Cochran then scored off a pass from Ryan and Spofford scored on a free position shot to bring the score to 9-8. The Big Red stayed in control offensively, however, scoring twice more before Rachel Manson scored with 4:02 to bring the score to 11-9. Each team scored once again before the end of the game, with Ryan notching her second goal of the game with 27 seconds remaining on the clock.
In goal, Liz Lorelli had four saves for the Red and Blue and Karrie Moore also had four saves for Penn. Ashley Blum had four saves for Cornell and Maggie Fava had one.
The Quakers are next in action on Wednesday, March 30 when they travel to Baltimore, Md. to take on Johns Hopkins at 7 p.m.
Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant
Prd Time Team Type Goal Scorer Assists
1. 1st 28:45 PENN EVEN JURAS, Allie Free position shot
2. 1st 25:44 PENN EVEN AMBROZY, Allison Free position shot
3. 1st 24:40 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie JURAS, Allie
4. 1st 23:58 PENN EVEN COCHRAN, Emily RYAN, Ali
5. 1st 21:05 COR EVEN Schindler, Allison Unassisted
6. 1st 18:12 PENN EVEN MULLER, Chrissy Free position shot
7. 1st 17:34 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali Unassisted
8. 1st 16:12 COR EVEN Farrell, Courtney Free position shot
9. 1st 10:28 COR EVEN Schindler, Allison Linnertz, Amanda
10. 1st 9:40 COR EVEN Farrell, Courtney Unassisted
11. 1st 8:21 COR EVEN Smith, Kristen Free position shot
12. 1st 5:28 COR EVEN Smith, Kristen Unassisted
13. 1st 3:48 COR EVEN Simmons, Katherine Unassisted
14. 1st 1:18 COR EVEN Dowd, Noelle Farrell, Courtney
15. 2nd 23:09 COR EVEN Schindler, Allison Smith, Kristen
16. 2nd 15:29 PENN EVEN COCHRAN, Emily RYAN, Ali
17. 2nd 11:48 PENN EVEN SPOFFORD, Katie Free position shot
18. 2nd 7:47 COR EVEN Schindler, Allison Farrell, Courtney
19. 2nd 6:55 COR EVEN Schindler, Allison Viola, Margaux
20. 2nd 4:02 PENN EVEN MANSON, Rachel RYAN, Ali
21. 2nd 0:50 COR EVEN Schindler, Allison Unassisted
22. 2nd 0:27 PENN EVEN RYAN, Ali Unassisted