The Cornell Big Red men’s lacrosse team (10-3, 3-2 Ivy) fell behind early and couldn’t climb out of the hole as they fell to the Brown Bears (8-4, 3-2 Ivy), 13-8, on Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field.
Cornell trailed 6-0 after the first quarter, 6-4 at the break, and 10-5 after the third.
Brown’s goalkeeper Connor Theriaul was a big reason why Cornell wasn’t able to climb out of the hole. He made 24 saves, including 14 in the second half.
John Piatelli scored five goals and Michael Long had a goal and two assists in the loss to pace the offense, with the senior attackman adding seven ground balls. Angelo Petrakis won 13-of-23 face-offs to win possessions, while both Harrison Bardwell and Dom Doria had a pair of caused turnovers for the Big Red defense. Chayse Ierlan made 15 saves for Cornell in goal.
Brian Antonelli and Devon McLane each had four goals and an assist to lead the Brown offense.
Cornell will try to snap its two-game skid next Saturday when they face-off with Princeton in the regular-season finale at 12 p.m.
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