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Cornell bounces back with win over Colgate

After dropping their first game of the season over the weekend, the Cornell Big Red men’s lacrosse team (7-1) bounced back with a 16-9 victory over the Colgate Raiders (2-6) on Tuesday night at Andy Kerr Stadium.

Colgate jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead, but then Cornell scored four consecutive goals and never looked back. The Big Red led 8-4 at the break and outscored the Raiders 8-5 in the second half to pull away for the seven-point win.

CJ Kirst and John Piatelli provided most of the offense for Cornell as they each netted six goals. Piatelli recorded a team-high nine points while Kirst finished with an eight-point game. Michael Long scored twice and tallied three assists while Hugh Kelleher and Alex Holmes also scored to round out the scoring.

Chayse Ierlan made 12 saves to earn his seventh win of the season.

Michael Minicus, Marshall Terres and Brian Minicus each recorded two-goal games for Colgate. Colin Ruppenstein, Ben Trumble and Jordan Brendan also scored in the loss.

Matt Lacombe stopped 13 shots for the Raiders.

Cornell will be on the road for the third straight game when they take on Dartmouth Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.