ITHACA, N.Y. — Junior Roy Lang cut to the goal and received a clean feed from senior David Lau in overtime to put Cornell men’s lacrosse in sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with a 13-12 overtime triumph against Penn on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field. Cornell improved to 6-2 (2-0 Ivy), while the Quakers slipped to 4-3 (1-1 Ivy) with the loss.
Lang’s goal salvaged the win for the Big Red, which led by five goals at the half, in a game that featured a wild second half. The teams combined for 16 goals after the break and just four saves, with 15 of the goals being scored before the first second half save was made.
Cornell got two goals and two assists from All-American Rob Pannell, while both Lau and Chris Langton also posted four-point afternoons with two goals and two assists. Lang and Steve Mock each scored three times and Cody Bremner was credited with a pair of assists. Jason Noble won five ground balls and 8-of-10 face-offs, including the overtime restart, to lead the Big Red to its winning possession. Mike Bronzino caused three Penn turnovers in front of AJ Fiore, who picked up the win in goal by making seven saves.
The Big Red held a 36-33 shot advantage and won the ground ball battle 39-28. Cornell won six of the eight faceoffs in the final quarter and overtime after being at a distinct disadvantage most of the day.
Al Kohart scored four times and Will Amling scored three goals, while Corey Winkoff had a goal and three assists. Will Koshansky had four caused turnovers in front of Brian Feeney, who made seven saves in picking up the loss.