Big Red Fall to Great Danes

ALBANY For the third straight game, seven different players found the back of net for the Cornell, but Albany prevailed against the Big Red Sunday afternoon, 17-10. Cornell (4-2, 1-1 Ivy) took an early 2-0 lead but the Great Danes (5-0, 0-0 America East) scored four goals to take the lead and never look back.

Freshman Amie Dickson opened up scoring for Cornell just 2:09 into the game and two minutes later senior Rachel Moody had her first of the game to get the Big Red up 2-0.

Four Albany goals and 10:39 would pass before Cornell would tally another, this time from junior Lindsay Toppe. Albany then went on a 5-0 run, with goals from Allie Phelan, Maureen Keggins, Rachel Bowles, and two from Dakotah Savitcheff.

Amanda D'Amico capitalized on a free-position shot, but the Great Danes scored twice more before halftime, taking an 11-4 lead into the locker room.

Sarah Hefner had help from Emily Tripodi 1:16 into the second half, but another 4-0 run by Albany extended the lead to 15-5.

The Big Red got a little offense going when Catherine Ellis sandwiched goals from Toppe and Tripodi to cut the deficit to 15-9.

Ariana Parker and Amanda Obenshain put the last two Albany goals on the board and with 51 seconds left to play, D'Amico had the final Cornell tally.

Moody, Toppe and Ellis had two goals each and Renee Poullott and Carly Gniewek combined for seven saves for the Big Red.

Cornell held an 11-9 advantage on ground balls, but Albany led in shots (31-24) and draw controls (16 of 28).

Rachel Bowles led the Great Danes on offense with four goals and one assist. Anna Berman had nine saves.

Cornell will be back in action next Saturday as it plays host to Rutgers at 1:00 p.m. on Schoellkopf Field.

2014-03-17



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