The men’s lacrosse team brought a disciplined, hard-nosed approach in the first 30 minutes of its semifinal matchup against the Cavaliers, and rode rookie attackman Rob Pannell to an 8-2 lead at halftime. The Ivy League Rookie of the Year has two goals and two assists in the first half. Junior attackman Ryan Hurley, who had shooting problems his past few games, has two goals and an assist and looks sharp around the cage.
Virginia goalie Adam Ghitelman, the hottest goalie in the tournament to date, had trouble stopping shots and Virginia’s defenders have been caught “ball-watching,” allowing Cornell’s cutting offensive players to take advantage of poor off-ball coverage.
Senior Captain Max Seibald (42) fires a shot at University of Virginia goaltender Adam Ghitelman (8) during Cornell’s 15-6 win in the NCAA men’s lacrosse semifinals at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
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The men’s lacrosse team upset Princeton for the second time this season and reached the national semifinals for the second time in three years with a 6-4 win over the Tigers in Hempstead, N.Y., on Saturday. Senior midfielder Max Seibald was held without a point for the first time since April 22, 2006, a 4-3 win over the Tigers. Freshman attackman Rob Pannell notched three assists and senior midfielder Rocco Romero led the team in scoring with two goals.[img_assist|nid=37427|title=Foxboro-bound|desc=Members of the men’s lacrosse team celebrate after defeating Princeton 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
Members of the men’s lacrosse team celebrate after defeating Princeton 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA men’s lacrosse tournament.
Men’s lacrosse 11, Hofstra 8
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Attackman Rob Pannell justified his new Ivy League Rookie of the Year trophy – awarded on Wednesday by the league office – with a five-point performance to boost the Red over visiting Hofstra, 11-8, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. With the win, Cornell moves on to a rematch with fourth-seeded Princeton, a 10-7 victor over UMass on Sunday. The game will be played at Hofstra on Saturday at 3 p.m. Cornell beat Princeton, 10-7, on April 18 at home in the team’s biggest win of the season. The Tigers were ranked No. 1 in the country when they lost to the Red.
Men’s lacrosse: 8, Hobart: 7
Men’s lacrosse holds on to defeat Hobart despite not scoring in the second half; team will play Hofstra in NCAA tournament
The Statesman defense and junior goalie Max Silberlicht shut down the No. 2 offense in the country for an entire half on Saturday, but Cornell’s eight first-half goals were enough of a cushion for the Red to get the 8-7 win in its last regular-season game of 2009. The 15 seniors on the Red’s roster were treated to a win in their regular-season finale at Schoellkopf Field, pushing Cornell’s record to 10-3, the fifth straight season with 10 wins. Hobart fell to 7-7.
Cornell’s 2008-09 season came to an end last night as the Red fell 4-1 to the upstart No. 4-seeded Bemidji St. Beavers in the finals of the Midwest regional of the NCAA Tournament. Cornell dictated the style of play early and got out to a 1-0 lead but ultimately the Beavers’ quick skaters and offensive prowess overwhelmed the Red’s defense, vaulting Bemidji St. to a berth in the 2009 Frozen Four.
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Men’s hockey: 3, Northeastern: 2
Senior Evan Barlow continued his late-season hot streak and scored the game-winner to lift Cornell to a 3-2 comeback win over Northeastern. The Red advances to play in the finals of the NCAA Midwest Regional at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday against the winner of Notre Dame-Bemidji St.