Syracuse gets better of Cornell in 12-10 win

Vallone leads Orangemen to fifth straight victory

Nation

April 14, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Third-ranked Syracuse got four goals from Steve Vallone and three from Michael Powell yesterday to defeat No. 13 Cornell, 12-10, in Ithaca, N.Y.

It was the fifth straight win for the Orangemen (8-1) and first in three tries at Cornell. The Big Red (5-3) had a slight edge in shots and faceoffs but never led.

Sean Lindsay scored twice in the first quarter to help Syracuse build a 4-1 lead. Cornell responded with goals by Ian Rosenberger and Sean Greenhalgh to make it 4-3 early in the second quarter before Syracuse pushed the lead to 5-3 on Vallone's second goal of the day.

The Big Red pulled to within a goal four more times, but each time Syracuse countered. Vallone's fourth with six seconds remaining in the third made it 10-8. Cornell got no closer.

Jay Pfeifer made 11 saves for Syracuse, while Brandon Ross made 12 saves for Cornell.

No. 5 Princeton 9, Penn 6: The host Tigers scored four times in the fourth quarter, improving to 6-2 and 2-0 in the Ivy League.

Ryan Boyle, Peter Trombino and Drew Casino scored two goals each for Princeton, which beat the Quakers (5-5, 2-3) for the 15th straight time.

James Riordan scored twice to lead Penn. Dave Law made seven saves for Princeton.

Colgate 12, No. 8 Army 11: The Black Knights' last-second shot was turned away by goalkeeper Andrew Jarolimek as the visiting Raiders held on.

Jeff Vander Meulen and Ramsey Brame scored three goals apiece for Colgate (7-5, 3-2 Patriot League).

The Black Knights (8-3, 3-2), who pulled to within one on a John Walker goal with 27 seconds remaining, fell into a third-place tie in the conference.

Women

Gettysburg 14, McDaniel 6: The host Bullets (12-2, 7-0) won their 24th straight Centennial Conference game and qualified for the conference tournament behind three goals and five assists from Julika Blankenship and four goals from Cassidy Zappacosta.

The Green Terror (9-2, 5-1) fell behind 12-0 and suffered its first conference loss. Kim Lowry had four goals for McDaniel.

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