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Long and Piatelli fuel Cornell Men’s Lacrosse to 17-10 win over Towson

The #12 Cornell men’s lacrosse team was once again firing on all cylinders, and led by junior John Piatelli’s and freshman Michael Long’s four goals apiece, the Big Red offense fueled the squad to a 17-10 victory over Towson on Friday afternoon at Johnny Unitas® Stadium in Baltimore. With the victory, Cornell improves to 2-0 on the season.

Towson jumped out to a 2-1 lead to start the contest after early Cornell turnovers led to a pair of transition goals for the Tigers, but the Big Red responded with three unanswered goals of its own to claim a 4-2 advantage. Connor Fletcher notched the first two Cornell goals, and then Jonathan Donville and J. Piatelli joined the party, each scoring for the Big Red.

John Piatelli looks to score during the Cornell Big Red men's lacrosse team's contest against UAlbany on Schoellkopf Field in Ithaca, NY on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Towson brought the score to within one after a Cornell defensive miscue, but Paul Rasimowicz quickly got the Big Red back on the right track, winning the ensuing face-off and scoring his first goal of the season to make the score 5-3 at the end of the first quarter.