Lang's Four Goals Lead No. 12 Cornell to Win at Binghamton

Cornell went on a slight scoring drought after that, but seven minutes after the D'Amico goal it was Lang getting her second. Katie Kirk took the ball into the fan on the right side, and Lang cut to the front of the net for an open shot and a 7-4 Cornell lead.

"Coming off the last game against Yale, I just tried to focus on my shot selection a lot more," said Lang, whose four goals came on four shots.

Three minutes after that, Lang got her hat trick goal on a free position shot. Though during the run of play she passed to a wide open Hefner on the left side of the net, Lang got fouled during the pass and was awarded a free position attempt. She converted, and the Big Red had an 8-4 edge.

Steinberg got her second goal of the afternoon just 2:26 before halftime. Similar to her first, Steinberg got the ball behind the net and wrapped around to the right side, but this time she faked an initial shot from the side of the net and scored from closer to the center of the fan. Less than a minute later, Kirk scored her first of the game and it was 10-4 Big Red at halftime.

After a fast scoring past in the first half, it took the Big Red nearly eight minutes to get on the board in the second. But Salisbury's second goal on a free position shot was followed by her hat trick goal also on a free position attempt a minute later.

Kirk earned her the next Big Red score and her second of the game by streaking into the fan from the left side and beating Pafumi low and right.

With time winding down and up a player after Binghamton took a yellow card, a bad Bearcats turnover sparked a Big Red three-on-one. Olivia Knotts and Lindsay Toppe passed it back and forth, and Knotts wound up scoring from the left to put Cornell ahead 14-6.

Lang scored her fourth and final goal a short while later, getting the ball in the middle of the fan and whipping a shot by Pafumi. Toppe got a goal to go along with her assist with less than five minutes remaining. The goal was her eighth of the season, and it was followed almost immediately by her ninth. Toppe got a free position attempt, and she bounced a shot off the turf and into the net for her third point of the contest.

Cornell's regular season comes to a close on Saturday at noon when the team travels to Brown. With a 4-2 record in the Ivy League, a win would secure a berth in next weekend's Ivy League Tournament.

Cornell would also clinch a tournament berth with either a Penn victory against Princeton on Wednesday or a Dartmouth victory against Harvard on Friday. Should Harvard, Princeton and Cornell all win this week, Cornell could claim the Ivy League Tournament's top seed.

«  Previous    1 2

2012-04-24



Create a free lacrosse website