After three weeks of scorching sizzling offense, No. 4 males’s lacrosse was stifled towards an aggressive Harvard protection this previous Saturday, April 8. The Pink let an early three-goal lead slip away, scoring simply two complete objectives within the center two quarters. Regardless of retaining it shut, Cornell in the end fell, 10-8.
The Pink (7-2, 3-1 Ivy) was coming off a dominant win towards Dartmouth during which it scored a season excessive 22 objectives. The Crimson (5-4, 2-1 Ivy) misplaced to Dartmouth earlier than defeating Colgate on Saturday, April 1.
Cornell bought off to a quick begin, scoring three objectives within the first 4 minutes of play. The Pink gained the opening face-off, and junior attacker CJ Kirst bought the staff on the board, utilizing a display screen to get open earlier than firing prime shelf.
Senior attacker Brian Piatelli grew the lead with two objectives in a six-second span. His first got here on a putback of a blocked shot from senior attacker Billy Coyle. Freshman face-off specialist Jack Cascadden gained the following battle on the x, and Piatelli took benefit of the Pink’s transition offense, beating the Harvard goalkeeper on the close to 90.
Cornell was unable to maintain up the stress, nonetheless, and the Crimson roared again, scoring eight of the subsequent ten objectives. Junior midfielder Hugh Kelleher scored as soon as within the second, and Kirst scored once more within the third, however the Pink struggled to transform seems and discover area towards Harvard’s protection.
With 12 minutes remaining within the fourth quarter, Harvard took its largest lead of the day, going up, 8-5. At this level, the Pink’s offense appeared to regain some life, as Kirst and Piatelli each notched objectives to convey Cornell inside one.
A Harvard objective with four-and-a-half minutes remaining put the Crimson again up by two, however Kirst responded together with his fourth objective of the day underneath a minute later. However, the Pink failed to search out the equalizer, and Harvard scored an insurance coverage objective with simply over two minutes left.
The ten-8 loss is the second on the season for the Pink, and the primary in convention play. Regardless of strong days on the face-off x for Cascadden and senior face-off specialist Angelo Petrakis, Cornell was unable to reap the benefits of its possessions. The Pink dedicated 19 turnovers, tied for its second highest mark of the season.
Cornell has little time to take a seat on this loss, as it’s again in motion this Tuesday, April 11, when it hosts Marquette (6-4, 1-1 Huge East) at Schoellkopf Area. The sport is about to begin at midday and might be televised on ESPN+.