Men’s Lacrosse Drops Final Game to Princeton, Blames Poor Offensive Execution

The Cornell men’s lacrosse team (6-7, 1-5 Ivy) finished its season on a disappointing note this Saturday with a 7-6 loss to rival Princeton (5-8, 2-4 Ivy). Although the game had no postseason implications, the Cornell-Princeton rivalry is one of the oldest in collegiate lacrosse and there is always pride riding on the game for the sake of the rivalry regardless of each team’s standings. Early goals from senior midfielder Ryan Matthews and sophomore midfielder Kason Tarbell left the Red with an early 2-0 lead with 11:26 remaining in the first quarter. However, three late first quarter goals from Princeton junior attack Gavin McBride (and one from junior defenseman Marshall Peters) left the teams tied 3-3 going out of the first quarter. The Tigers outscored the Red 3-1 in the second quarter to send the game to halftime with Princeton leading 6-4.

With Nothing But Pride to Play for, Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Takes on Princeton

This year’s clash against Princeton feels a little different than most years for the Cornell men’s lacrosse team. Unlike most years, neither team is in contention for either the Ivy League or NCAA tournaments. This means that the game carries no weight in postseason play. Nevertheless — given it is one of the best rivalries in collegiate lacrosse — there is a lot of pride that comes with the game.

Men’s Lacrosse Faces Tough Test With No. 3 Brown on Senior Day

With two Ivy League games left in the season and an Ivy League title still at play, it is crunch time for the men’s lacrosse team. The Red have had ample time to develop over a long season and will need to put what they have learned to the test. Cornell (6-5, 1-3 Ivy) welcomes No. 3 Brown (11-1, 4-0) tomorrow on Schoellkopf field. Riding a two-game winning streak, this game will be key for maintaining positive momentum continuing through the end of the season.