Orban's overtime goal sends Princeton past Cornell in Ivy League semifinals
Thanks to performances from Mike MacDonald, Eric Sanschagrin and a game-winner from Kip Orban, Princeton was able to break a tie at 13 in overtime and defeat Cornell in the Ivy League semifinals.
Orban rocketed a shot past A.J. Fiore with 1:19 to go in overtime to lift Princeton past Cornell 14-13 in the Ivy League tournament semifinals. The game-winner came off a feed from MacDonald, who had a nine-point game, with seven goals and two assists.
The game was tied at seven at the end of the third quarter. There were 13 more goals scored in the fourth quarter and overtime, including a stretch in which the game went from 10-10 with less than four minutes to go to 13-13 three minutes later.
Princeton scored seven goals in the fourth quarter on just nine shots.
The Tigers' goalkeeper Eric Sanschagrin made 12 saves, two in the first half and 10 in the second half. Sanschagrin made two great saves on the crease in one-on-one situations in the fourth quarter, robbing Steve Mock and Thomas Keith.
Orban's game-winner came after there had been three turnovers in the overtime. MacDonald tried to roll dodge from behind the goal, but was forced away. He shoveled a pass to Orban who took one step and made a shot into the back of the net to end it. Orban had three goals for the third consecutive game and now has 26 for the year.
MacDonald had seven goals and two assists, including four goals and an assist in the fourth quarter and then the assist on the game winner. MacDonald now has 42 goals and 14 assists on the year.