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Cornell claims Ivy League title with win over Princeton

The Cornell Big Red men’s lacrosse team (11-3, 4-2 Ivy) claimed a share of its 30th Ivy League title and a spot in the conference tournament with a 18-15 victory over the Princeton Tigers (9-4, 3-3 Ivy) on Saturday afternoon at Sherrerd Field.

Cornell got off to a great start and took a 12-5 lead into the break. However, Princeton made things very interesting in the second half. They outscored the Big Red 10-6, but it wasn’t enough as Cornell held on for the victory.

Michael Long led the Big Red with seven points on three goals and four assists. John Piatelli scored five goals and finished with six points while CJ Kirst netted four and Billy Coyle added three. Goalkeeper Chayse Ierlan made 10 saves.

Princeton was led by Sam English and Coulter Mackesy, who each scored five goals and finished with six points. Goaltender Erik Peters made 12 saves.

The Ivy League Tournament will begin on Friday, May 6. Cornell is still waiting to find out who they will play.