March 23, 2014

WOMEN’S LACROSSE | Women Fall to Rutgers by One in Nail-Biter Saturday

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By HAMDAN AL YOUSEFI

The Cornell women’s lacrosse team, now 4-3 overall and 1-1 in league play, suffered a heartbreaking 9-10 loss to Rutgers at Schoellkopf Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

It was truly a game of two halves as the Red went into the break with a solid 7-3 lead. Cornell got off to a bright start, looking keen to make up for its loss to Albany last week.

The Red started off strong, up by two within the first five minutes. Junior attacker and co-captain Lindsay Toppe recorded the team’s second, and her 22nd goal of the season after a mazy run and series of dummies. Cornell soon notched two more eight minutes into the game, with freshmen Amie Dickson and Kristy Gilbert getting on the score sheet and Gilbert recording her first career goal.

Rutgers could not seem to break past the Red’s tight defense. Cornell was impressive in its screening of the opposition, forcing the Scarlet Knights out wide. Coupled with clever use of possession, quick counter attacks and taking advantage of its pace on the wings, Cornell made for an imposing team.

Enoch Newkirk / Sun Staff PhotographerJunior Lindsay Toppe scored the first goal of the Red’s heartbreaking loss.

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