Big Red Lax Wins, Bearcats Lose AE Opener

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 29, 2009 at 12:22 AM EDT

ITHACA, N.Y. - The No. 3/4 Cornell University men's lacrosse team used a seven-goal second quarter to separate itself from a pesky Penn squad before rolling to the 21-11 victory over the Quakers this afternoon on Schoellkopf Field.

The 21 goals are the most scored by the Big Red during head coach Jeff Tambroni’s tenure, and are the most since Cornell beat Canisius, 23-2, on May 2, 1998.

With the win, the Big Red improves to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

Cornell was led by Ryan Hurley with five goals and one assist for a season-high six points, while Chris Finn scored twice and handed out three assists.

Max Seibald and Roy Lang scored two goals and had one assist apiece, while Rob Pannell scored once and handed out one assist.

In goal, Kyle Harer made six saves and allowed nine goals in 45 minutes to earn the win, before Jake Myers and Mat Martinez combined for two saves and two goals in the final 15 minutes of action.

Meanwhile, the BU Bearcats gave 18th-ranked Albany all it could handle before dropping a 9-7 decision in their America East conference opener.

Jonny Baron scored on the man-up midway through the third period to tie the game at 6.

But the Great Danes responded with back-to-back goals to pull away.

With the loss, BU falls to 1-7 overall and 0-1 in the America East.

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