Skip to content

Explosive offense guides Cornell to 19-10 victory over Albany in opener

After boasting one of the most powerful offenses in the nation a season ago, the Cornell men’s lacrosse team wasted no time putting its high octane attack on display in 2020, cruising to a 19-10 victory over UAlbany in its season opener on Saturday afternoon at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium in Albany, N.Y.

Cooper Telesco looks to score against a defender during the Cornell Big Red men's lacrosse team's contest against Princeton on Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, NY on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The Big Red utilized an extremely balanced attack, as four players scored at least three goals. Midfielder Jonathan Donville opened his junior campaign on a high note, scoring a game- and career-high five goals for Cornell. Senior Cooper Telesco was also firing on all cylinders, notching a career-best four goals and picking up three ground balls. John Piatelli and JJ Lombardi tallied three goals apiece for the Big Red.

In total, Cornell had eight different student-athletes net a goal, and Jeff Teat played a vital role in a number of these scores. Teat assisted on four of the Big Red’s seven assisted goals, also scoring a goal of his own.