ITHACA Fifth-ranked Cornell scored five third-quarter goals to break open a game that was tied at halftime, and went on to beat No. 13 Syracuse, 12-6, in a mens lacrosse game Tuesday at Schoellkopf Field.
The Big Red scored three goals in the first 4 minutes, 10 seconds of the third quarter to build a 6-3 lead. It outscored the Orange 5-1 in the third, and 9-3 overall in the second half.
Max Van Bourgondien scored a career-high four goals to go with an assist, and Roy Lang added three goals for Cornell (9-1).
Derek Maltz and Bobby Eilers scored two goals apiece for the Orange (5-5), and junior JoJo Morasco added a goal to extend his scoring streak to 18 games. He has registered a point in 26 of the last 27 games.
Tommy Palasek provided one goal and two assists for Syracuse.
The Big Red, which never trailed, took 14 of 22 faceoffs and eight of the first nine. It finished with a 39-23 advantage in ground balls, and outshot the Orange, 46-24.
Bobby Wardwell stopped 12 shots, the highest for any Syracuse goalie this season. Andrew West registered nine saves for the Big Red.
The win was Cornells seventh straight, and the 700th in program history. Its 16-game home winning streak is the best in the nation.
The Orange will play its third game in eight days at 11 a.m. on Saturday, against Rutgers in the ESPNU Warrior Classic at Charlotte, N.C.
ST. LAWRENCE 13, CLARKSON 5
St. Lawrence University used a strong second half to close out a victory over rival Clarkson in a Liberty League game in Potsdam.
The Saints (5-4 overall, 2-1 conference) led 4-2 at halftime and ended the game by outscoring Clarkson 9-3 in the second half.
Brigid Hurley led SLU with four goals. Alanna Piroli and Stephanie ORourke each tallied three. Margie Bailey, Holly Noyes and Mackenzie Collins also scored for SLU.
Saryn Campbells two-goal effort led Clarkson (3-5, 0-3). Alyssa Cristaldi, Katie VanDeValk and Cassie Grace also scored for Clarkson.
SUNY POTSDAM 12, SUNY OSWEGO 11
Margaret Wall and Maribeth Simmons each scored four goals to lead SUNY Potsdam to a victory over SUNY Oswego in a SUNYAC game in Potsdam.
Whitney Boshart, Sierra Langkammerer, Aubrey Macintosh and Carly Richards also scored goals for the Bears (4-7, 1-3).
Erin Cummings and Kasey Kuzma led the Lakers (2-5, 0-3) with three goals apiece. Rachael Raffa scored two goals while Corinne Marsh, Candace Tarana and Danielle Citro added single goals.
JEFFERSON CC 8-10, MOHAWK VALLEY CC 5-3
Freshmen Jacob Welch and Mitch Dubois each tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts, leading the Cannoneers to a Region 3 East Division doubleheader sweep of the Hawks (9-8 overall, 3-3 division) at Utica.
Forrester Wight supplied four hits in the first game, while Trevor Johnson and Matt Flora drove in two runs apiece for Jefferson Community College (15-15, 8-0), which has won 11 straight games.
In the second game, Nathan Mastervick provided three hits and two RBIs, Tyler Decker added two hits and Nicolas Espino drove in three runs for the Cannoneers.