April 5, 2004

M. Lax Falls to Penn in Back-and-Forth Contest

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It was a game of seesawing lead changes, hustle, and gritty play. It was a game of tough competition between two evenly matched teams. For Cornell’s men’s laxers, it was also a game of too many missed shots and too little time, as the Red (4-2, 1-1 Ivy League) dropped its first league game of the year to Penn (5-3, 2-1) in the final minutes of play Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. Despite heading into the locker room tied 4-4 at the half and dominating play in the third quarter, the back of the net eluded Cornell’s offense late in the game, while the Quakers’ attack only gained momentum. Penn rallied from two goals down, scoring on each of its final four shots, to win, 10-8.