Sweet Revenge: M. Lax Defeats Blue Devils

Just a general warning: Max Seibald holds grudges. Apparently, so does the rest of the men’s lacrosse team. Tuesday, the No. 8 Duke (6-3) lacrosse team found this out the hard way, succumbing to a focused and cohesive Red squad, 10-6, and allowing No. 3/4 Cornell (5-1, 1-0 Ivy) a feeling of at least partial vindication following the Blue Devils’ two stinging victories in the 2005 and 2007 NCAA tournaments, including the heartbreaking one-point win in the semifinals two years ago. The Red then rode its momentum to a 15-8 win over Ivy rival Yale (3-2, 1-1 Ivy) to kick off its Ivy League season on Saturday in New Haven, Conn.

Cornell Heads South to Take On No. 13 Duke

After almost two years, the men’s lacrosse team will get a chance to avenge its season-ending, 12-11 loss to Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament. The Red will travel to Durham, N.C., to take on the No. 13 Blue Devils at Koskinen Stadium on Tuesday.
This will be the Red’s second trip to the South to take on a big-name opponent — it fell to No. 1 Virginia, 14-10, on Sunday.
Freshman attackman Rob Pannell leads the Red with 19 points on the season. Junior attackman Ryan Hurley and senior midfielder Max Seibald round out the top scorers with 16 and 10 points, respectively.

Duke Showdown Headlines M. Hoops Schedule

The men’s basketball team has released its schedule on the newly designed Cornell Athletics website. This season’s most intriguing contest, however, does not come from the Ivy League portion of the schedule, but from one of the Red’s non-conference matchups: a showdown with Duke University. The game is scheduled for Jan. 6, in Durham, N.C.
Athletics officials were not available to confirm the schedule, but The Sun received confirmation of the contest from a source within Cornell’s squad who requested anonymity because the schedule had not been formally announced yet. Red head coach Steve Donahue also recently stated that a game with Duke would be played on Jan.

Duke vs. Cornell

The Duke and Cornell men’s basketball teams will face off on Jan. 6 in Durham, N.C. (Photos courtesy of goduke.com and cornellbigred.com.)