February 28, 2009

Sports Update 2-27-08: Men's Hockey Falls at Yale, 4-2

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Yale: 4, Men’s Hockey: 2

After failing to score in the first two periods, Cornell sliced Yale’s lead to 3-2 with two power play goals in the third period. However, the comeback was short-circuited as freshman forward Brian O’Neil scored his second goal of the evening in the final minute of play to stake the Bulldogs to a 4-2 victory.
Yale broke the scoreless tie midway through the first period as junior forward Sean Backman registered his 15th goal of the season. Junior forward Mark Arcobello intercepted junior goaltender Ben Scrivens’ clear away attempt and slipped it to Backman, who launched the short-handed goal into an empty Cornell net as Scrivens was unable to return to the net in time.
The Bulldogs added to their advantage with two power play goals in the second period. O’Neil capitalized on a rebound in front of the net and slipped in his 10th goal of the season at the 8:01 mark. Arcobello recorded the Elis’ second power play goal with 1:21 remaining in the second stanza. Sophomore forward Denny Kearney was able to sneak a cross-ice pass behind the Cornell defense to Arcobello, who quickly deposited the puck before Scrivens was able to recover.
Cornell scored its first goal of the contest on a power play at the 3:28 mark of the third period as senior co-captain Colin Greening one-timed the puck from in between the circles. Greening’s 11th goal of the season sliced the deficit to 3-1.
Evan Barlow recorded Cornell’s second power play goal of the evening at the 17:43 mark of the third period. However, O’Neil’s second goal of the game at the 19:15 mark sealed the victory for Yale.

— Matthew Manacher

Men’s Basketball:75, Dartmouth: 57

Junior Ryan Wittman scored 20 and Cornell’s defense held Dartmouth to just 35 percent shooting to lift the Red to a 75-57 victory over the Green — a surprise competitor for the Ivy title and a team that took Cornell two overtimes to dispatch two weeks ago at Newman Arena.
Wittman was deadly accurate all night, shooting 7-for-11 overall and 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Junior guard Louis Dale scored 14 and junior center Jeff Foote and freshman guard Chris Wroblewski both notched 11.

— Keenan Weatherford

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