In an offensive shootout that saw the two teams combine for a series-high 35 goals, the No. 4 Big Red men’s lacrosse team defeated Hobart, 19-16, in the 138th meetings between the two programs this evening on Boswell Field. The previous high had been 34 goals set in 1986 as Cornell defeated the Statesmen, 23-11.
The win snaps a four-game losing streak in season openers, giving Cornell a 1-0 record for the first time since defeating Hobart in 2014.
CORNELL VICTORIOUS! Men’s lacrosse downs Hobart, 19-16. Jeff Teat (6G, 2A), Clarke Petterson (4G, 2A) & John Piatelli (4G, 2A) lead Cornell, as the teams combined for 35 goals, the most in the 138 meetings between the teams. #YellCornell (?: Patrick Shanahan/Cornell Athletics) pic.twitter.com/zVE5IEpvhy
— Cornell Big Red (@CornellSports) February 23, 2019
Jeff Teat led all scorers with six goals and two assists, while both Clarke Petterson and John Piatelli tallied four goals and two assists. Altogether, 10 different Big Red found the scoring column, with Jonathan Donville, Kason Tarbell, and Connor Fletcher finishing with one goal and one assist apiece.
The game was played at an intense clip, with the scoring matched only by the turnovers, as Cornell finished with 23 to Hobart’s 22 miscues. Cornell’s clearing game was solid (19-23) while the visitors harassed the Statesmen into a 15-of-24 performance.