Cornell Lacrosse stops Syracuse win streak 13-8
Ithaca, NY – No. 6 Syracuse men’s lacrosse team falls to No. 11 Cornell by a score of 13-8, at a cold Schoellkopf Field on Tuesday night. The Orange would start the game, going back and forth with the Big Red, holding the away team to a 2-2 score midway into the first quarter. But Cornell would not stop there, as they would take a pair of three-goal runs and run away with an 8-3 advantage, within the first minute of the second half.
The deficit would be too large for the Orange; while they scored 5 goals in the second half, Cornell would score six more goals to end the game with a score of 13-8. Syracuse never trailed by more than six in the second half, but never got closer than a four goal deficit.
Head Coach John Desko understands that while the team has gone through a fairly tough start to their schedule, he is confident the team can bounce back from this loss in their next game.
“We’ve had a tough schedule this year with all of our opponents being fairly highly ranked. It’s only going to help us get better. We have to win some of these games too, though, so we have to get back at it tomorrow to understand who the Tar Heels are and get ready for Saturday” said Coach Desko.
Stephen Rehfuss’ valiant efforts would not be enough to rally the Orange back on top, walking away from tonight’s game with a four-point day, while David Lipka put up two goals for Syracuse. Goalie Dom Madonna made nine saves while in net.
Jeff Teat netted six points for Cornell with two goals and four assists.
Syracuse will look to close out their regular season ACC schedule with a perfect 4-0 record, as the North Carolina Tar Heels come to visit the Carrier Dome this Saturday at 4 p.m