Ivy League Lacrosse – Cornell the Top Team

PRINCETON, N.J. — With a 13-12 win at Harvard, the sixth-ranked Big Red took a giant step towards securing the 2011 Ivy League regular season title. The win places Cornell at the top of the League standings with a 4-0 mark and also made Harvard one of six teams with two Ivy League losses meaning Cornell has clinched at least a share of its ninth consecutive Ivy title. The Big Red built a 5-3 lead it took to halftime and held on in the more offensively charged second half for the win. David Lau found the back of the net with 1:18 left to score what proved to be the game winner, which was also his fifth goal of the game. The Crimson used a career high four goals from Ryan Stevens and 14 saves from Harry Krieger to remain in the hunt until the final whistle.

Brown earned its first League win by downing 12th-ranked Penn, also by the score of 13-12. Brown fell behind early 5-2, but rallied for the win on the strength of four goal performances from Rob Schlesinger and Parker Brown. Trailing 13-8, Penn made a comeback bid of its own that fell just short. Al Kohart finished the game with three goals to lead Penn.

Yale moved to 2-2 in League action as it recorded 9-7 win over Dartmouth. Brian Douglass had three goals as the 18th-ranked Bulldogs generated a 9-3 lead before Dartmouth tallied four unanswered goals in the game’s final two minutes.

In non-league action, the Princeton Tigers hung tough with top-ranked Syracuse as the game was tied 5-5 late in the fourth quarter, but the Orange scored the game’s final two goals to earn the win. Earlier in the week, Yale beat Providence 11-9, and Brown fell at Bryant, 8-7.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cornell senior attackman David Lau (Syosset, N.Y.) led the Big Red to a 13-12 victory at Harvard on Saturday, as Cornell clinched a share of its ninth straight Ivy League title. Lau had a hand in more than half of the Big Red’s goals, notching a career-high five goals and a personal-best three assists.

Lau scored the final two goals of the game, first tying the game at 12-12 and then putting the Big Red up 13-12 with just 1:18 to play. He was extremely efficient throughout, taking only seven shots and putting six on goal. He also picked up a game-high four ground balls and caused one turnover. Lau joins teammates Rob Pannell and Steve Mock as Big Red athletes who have earned Ivy League Players of the Week honors in 2011.

Lau’s Weekly Stats
5G, 3A, 8 Pts., 7 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GWG, 4 GB, 1 CT, Team: 1-0

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Princeton freshman Tom Schreiber (East Meadow, N.Y.) helped the Tigers hang tough with top-ranked Syracuse on Saturday afternoon in a game in which Princeton’s upset bid ultimately fell short, 7-5. Schreiber led the midfield unit and was able to notch a goal and assist in the loss, while also picking up a ground ball and causing a turnover.

Schreiber’s goal with 29 seconds to play in the third quarter tied the game at 5-5 as Princeton was able to erase a 5-2 deficit. It marks Schreiber’s second Rookie of the Week honor, having also earned the award on March 7.

Schreiber’s Weekly Stats
1G, 1A, 2 Pts., 5 Shots, 2 SOG, 1 GB, 1 CT, Team: 0-1

HONOR ROLL
Brian Douglass, Yale, Sr., A (Waccabuc, N.Y.)
7G, 1A, 8 Pts., 21 Shots, 12 SOG, 7 GB, Team: 2-0

Fergus Campbell, Dartmouth, Jr., G (New Canaan, Conn.)
1-1 GP-GS, 60:00 mins., 15 SVS, 9 GA, .625 SV %, 9.00 GAA, 3 GB, 0-1

Tyler Fiorito, Princeton, Jr., G (Phoenix, Md.)
1-1 GP-GS, 60:00 mins., 10 SVS, 7 GA, .588 SV %, 7.00 GAA, 5 GB, 0-1

Maxx Meyer, Penn, Fr., D (Melville, N.Y.)
1G, 1 Point, 1 Shot, 1 SOG, 8 GB, 3 CT, Team: 0-1

Rob Schlesinger, Brown, Jr., M (Medfield, Mass.)
5G, 2A, 7 Pts., 8 Shots, 6 SOG, 1 GWG, 3 GB, Team: 1-1

Kevin Vaughan, Harvard, Jr., M (Ridgewood, N.J.)
3G, 3 Pts., 6 Shots, 4 SOG, 5 GB, Team: 0-1

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