March 5, 2014

Balanced Attack Leads Cornell Past Colgate

from press release

HAMILTON, N.Y. – The Cornell women's lacrosse team had seven different players score in its 15-7 victory over Colgate Wednesday night. Lindsay Toppe scored four goals and Emily Tripodi had three for the Big Red (2-1, 0-1 Ivy).

Tripodi got Cornell on the board just 1:56 into the game off a pass from Rachel Moody. Claire MacManus then netted one off a Tripodi pass to give the Big Red a 2-0 lead.

Both teams saw quick scoring as the Raiders' Megan Ark notched a goal at 19:56, but Tripodi answered back just 21 seconds later, assisted by Toppe. Colgate's Kallan Murray then scored 13 seconds later and 19 seconds after that, Chelsea Rowe scored for Cornell. Freshman Amie Dickson notched another Big Red goal to go up 5-2.

Taylor Fischer had Colgate's last goal of the half at 15:58 and Cornell went on a three-goal run before the end of the half with Toppe, Sarah Hefner, and Dickson each finding the back of the net.

Quick back-and-forth goals were present in the second half as well as Cornell's Amanda D'Amico opened up scoring at 2:08 but Colgate's Ark netted one 11 seconds later. Toppe then scored 29 seconds after that.

The Raider's Alison Flood scored on a free-position shot at 23:01 to make the score 10-5 in favor of Cornell. Rowe then had her second goal of the game followed by a second Colgate free-position goal by Ark. Toppe netted her third at 17:30 and Murray scored the Raiders' final goal 1:35 later.

The Big Red had three more goals before the final whistle – a free-position goal by Tripodi, a goal by MacManus from Tripodi, and an unassisted tally by Toppe.

The Raider's never saw two consecutive goals but outshot the Big Red, 28-26, and grabbed three more ground balls (20-17). The Big Red dominated draw controls, winning twice as many as the Raiders, and Hefner had seven of Cornell's 16. Renee Poullott had 10 saves for Cornell.

Megan Ark led the Raiders' offense with three goals and one assist and goaltender Jennie Berglin had six saves.

The Big Red will be back in action on Saturday for an Ivy League matchup when it plays host to Columbia at 3 p.m.

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