Over spring break, ladies’s lacrosse (6-6, 2-2 Ivy) hosted Harvard (6-5, 2-2 Ivy) for an in-conference matchup final Saturday.
The Crimson began with the upper-hand, profitable the draw and scoring inside the first minute of play. Cornell didn’t let this discourage them, placing themselves on the board minutes later by capitalizing off a free place shot, scored by senior midfielder Bridget Babcock.
“We have been specializing in maintaining the pedal to the steel and gaining momentum in several methods,” stated sophomore attacker Josie Vogel.
The Crimson scored two further targets, giving Cornell a two-point lead, 3-1. Nonetheless, Harvard responded with two targets of their very own, knotting the rating 3-3 with seven minutes to go within the first. With that, the lead continued to shift between each groups.
Sophomore goalkeeper Ellie Horner saved a free place shot tried by the Crimson, guaranteeing that the Crimson ended the primary within the lead, 6-5.
The Crimson opened the second sturdy, profitable the draw and scoring two targets again to again. Nonetheless, Harvard was in a position to capitalize off of a yellow card on senior attacker Amanda Cramer, scoring their first level of the quarter.
Cornell rebounded with a aim, however Harvard answered with two extra.
“[Harvard] was making it troublesome for us to dodge and defensive slides have been simpler for them. However we have been in a position to regulate and transfer the ball shortly, discovering pockets within the zones that made it more durable for them to slip,” Vogel stated.
The Crimson was in a position to rating one ultimate aim within the quarter, securing them the lead on the half, 10-8.
Cornell began the second half with a person up because of Harvard receiving a yellow card with 25 seconds left within the second quarter.
The Crimson took benefit of this and gained the draw. Cramer scored off of an help from senior midfielder Shannon Brazier, incomes Cornell the primary level of the half.
Because the quarter progressed, Harvard scored two further targets, with the Crimson solely scoring one.
Cornell saved the lead your entire quarter and ended forward, 12-10.
The fourth quarter was a struggle for each groups. The Crimson tied up the rating, scoring two targets inside 40 seconds of one another to begin the quarter.
Following these targets, the Crimson took a timeout to regroup.
Harvard was capable of finding the again of the web once more with over eight minutes left within the half, placing the Crimson within the lead for the primary time because the first quarter.
Horner saved seven out of ten of Harvard’s photographs on aim, maintaining a robust defensive sport.
With only a minute and a half remaining, junior midfielder Caitlin Slaminko scored off a free place shot, tying the sport and bringing it into additional time. This was Cornell’s first additional time of the season.
“We wished to remain calm and picked up, but in addition go into additional time with an aggressive angle,” Vogel stated.
The primary additional time led to a tie, with neither group discovering the again of the aim. Nonetheless, the identical destiny didn’t consequence within the second additional time. The second additional time lasted solely 21 seconds, with Harvard scoring after profitable the draw, leading to a loss to the Crimson, 14-13.
Cornell will journey to Philadelphia this weekend to face No. 17 Penn (7-4, 3-0 Ivy) on Saturday at midday. The sport will probably be broadcast on ESPN+.