Goaltender Christian Knight made 19 saves as the Red nearly pulled off an upset against No. 1 Albany.

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Goaltender Christian Knight made 19 saves as the Red nearly pulled off an upset against No. 1 Albany.

March 5, 2018

Knight Named Ivy Player of the Week After Making 19 Saves in Loss to No. 1 Albany

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Senior goaltender Christian Knight was named Ivy League Player of the Week after Cornell men’s lacrosse was minutes away from stunning No. 1 Albany last weekend, the League announced on Monday. Knight’s performance was a major part of the Red’s upset bid.

He tied for a career high with 19 saves, keeping the Great Danes’ high-octane offense to 11 goals, their fewest in a game this season.

Knight’s 16 saves per game are most in the country, and his .593 save percentage is the nation’s fifth best.

Cornell led for much of the contest against Albany, before the Great Danes scored four late goals to pull out an 11-9 victory.

The honor is the sixth league weekly award of Knight’s career and the first instance in which he was named Player of the Week.

Knight and the Red are back in action as they host Binghamton at 5 p.m. Tuesday.