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Longpole Vedder has 2 goals for #1 Cornell in win vs Brown

Posted Monday, April 30, 2007 by cornell.edu
#1 Cornell Survives Scare from Brown, Wins Ivy Title
Vedder has two goals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The game wasn't as pretty as Cornell fans would have liked, but nevertheless, the No. 1 Big Red managed to hold Brown at bay and escape a sloppy Stevenson Field with an 11-8 victory this afternoon. The win gave Cornell the outright Ivy League title as the Big Red finish the conference season with an unblemished 6-0 record and improved to 12-0 overall.

The Big Red's midfield came up big on the day as John Glynn scored a game-high three goals and added an assist and Max Seibald matched Glynn's four points with two goals and two assists. Long stick midfielder Ehtan Vedder registered a career-high two goals and senior attackman Henry Bartlett rounded out the mutli-point scorers with two goals as well.

Brown was led by Alex Buckley, David Mediera and Kyle Hollingsworth who scored two goals each.

Cornell outshot Brown, 42-36 and held the edge in ground balls, 39-33. The Big Red also won 13-of-22 face-off with Tommy Schmicker going 13-of-20 in the circle.

Senior Matt McMonagle made nine saves, including four in the critical third period as the Big Red began to pull away, while Jordan Burke stopped 13 shots.

Brown got on the board first as Will Davis beat his man, drove to the goal and slipped the ball past McMonagle to put the home team up, 1-0 at the 13:07 mark.

The Bears won the ensuing face off, but a loose ball was scooped up by McMonagle, who sent it the other way and the Big Red converted as Glynn took a pass from Seibald on the far left wing and sent a screaming shot past Burke to even the game at 1-1.

Mike Bernard put the Bears back up by a goal just over one minute later as he drove the cage and beat McMonagle up high to give Brown the 2-1 lead.

As time wound down in the opening period, Pittard drove to the cage and managed to get off a shot, despite being dragged to the ground. His shot was saved, but Bartlett was there to pick up the rebound and buried it in the back of the net to make it 2-2 with 17 seconds showing on the scoreboard.

After winning the face off to open the second quarter, the Big Red turned the ball over, giving the Bears a chance to take the lead, but a brilliant save by McMonagle gave Cornell the ball back.

The Big Red possession would result in another turnover, but a tenacious effort by the Cornell midfield resulted in a Brown turnover and Matt Moyer scooped the ground ball, one of his seven ground balls of the day, and streaked upfield. Moyer shoveled a pass to Pittard, who was parked just outside of the crease and found the back of the net.

The Big Red doubled-up brown just over one minute later as a shot by Pittard was saved, but Glynn picked up the ground ball and converted to make it 4-2 with 10:21 to play in the half.

Less than 20 second later, Brown would score on an empty net as McMonagle left the crease to pick up a loose ball. A scrum ensued and the ball squirted to Hollingsworth, who beat McMonagle back to the empty net and scored on the open cage.

Hollingsworth struck again three minutes later to knot the game at 4-4 as he drove around the crease and ripped a shot into the net.

Seibald put the visitors back on top when he took a pass from Brian Clayton and sent a blistering shot from 15-yards out into the back of the net, making it 5-4 with just under four minutes to play in the quarter.

Cornell opened the third period in a man-down situation, thanks to a penalty called with no time left on the clock at the end of the second period, but the unit did its job, and escaped without giving up a goal.

Shortly after returning to full-strength, however, the game returned to being tied as Madeira streaked to the crease, caught a pass from Jack Walsh in stride, and one-timed it into the back of the net to make it 5-5 at the 14:24 mark.

The tie was short-lived, as the Big Red won the ensuing face-off and Seibald found Glynn all alone on the left wing. Glynn ripped a 15-yard shot into the back of the net to make it 6-5.

Vedder put Cornell up by two as he picked up a ground ball out of a scrum and went coast-to-coast before depositing the ball into the Brown net to make it 7-5.

After a long Brown possession and two brilliant save by McMonagle, the Big Red scored as a rocket by Casey Lewis bounced off the post, and for the second time on the afternoon, Bartlett picked up the rebound and buried it into the empty net to make it 8-5 at the 4:28 mark.

After being held scoreless last weekend for the first time since moving into the starting lineup, David Mitchell got on the board, taking a cross-field pass from Glynn and sent a long, low shot into the back of the net, to put Cornell up, 9-5.

Madeira ended the Big Red run with 23 seconds to go in the quarter, as he scooped a loose ball directly in front of the cage a popped it in to bring the home team back within three goals, 9-6, but Schmicker won the restart and found Seibald alone on the left wing.

With time winding down, Seibald streaked towards the Brown goal and ripped a shot just under the crossbar. Initially, it appeared that the ball went high, but the officials ruled that the shot had put a hole in the net and ruled it as a goal and Cornell ended the third with a 10-6 lead.

The Bears scored first in the final quarter as Buckley ripped a low shot past McMonagle to make it a 10-7 game, but for the second time in the contest, Vedder picked up a ground ball in the defensive end and took carried it all the way to the Bears' crease, where he beat Burke to make it 11-7 with 4:37 remaining in the contest.

From there, Cornell attempted to run out the clock, and seemed to have sealed it as Brown was hit with back-to-back slashing penalties with 1:49 remaining in the contest, but a Cornell penalty with 31 seconds remaining led to the Bears' final goal as Buckley scored with 24 ticks showing on the clock to account for the 11-8 final.

The Big Red returns to Schoellkopf Field to close out its regular-season with the oldest rivalry in college lacrosse, hosting the 129th meeting with Hobart on Friday, May 4, at 7:00 p.m.

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Score by Period 1 2 3 4 Tot------------------------------------Cornell 2 3 5 1 - 11Brown 2 2 2 2 - 8 Cornell Scoring:GOALS: Glynn, John 3; Seibald, Max 2; Bartlett, Henry 2; Vedder, Ethan 2; Mitchell, David 1; Pittard, Eric 1.ASSISTS: Seibald, Max 2; Clayton, Brian 1; Glynn, John 1; Moyer, Matt 1. Brown Scoring:GOALS: Madeira, David 2; Buckley, Alex 2; Hollingsworth, Kyle 2; Bernard. Mike 1; Davis, Will 1.ASSISTS: Madeira, David 1; Bernard. Mike 1; Walsh, Jack 1. Goalie Saves Minutes GA W/L SavesBrown5 Burke, Jordan 60:00 11 L 13 Cornell47 McMonagle, Matt 60:00 8 W 9 SHOTS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot-------------------------------------Cornell... - .......... 9 13 12 8 - 42Brown............... 7 7 12 10 - 36 GROUND BALLS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Tot-------------------------------------Cornell... - .......... 6 13 13 7 - 39Brown............... 4 11 9 9 - 33 FACE-OFFS BY PRD 1 2 3 4 Total--------------------------------------------- - -------Cornell............. 1-5 4-6 5-7 3-4 - 13-22Brown............... 4-5 2-6 2-7 1-4 - 9-22 CLEARS BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Total--------------------------------------------- - -------Cornell............. 5-5 6-6 5-6 5-5 - 21-22Brown............... 3-4 4-7 4-4 5-5 - 16-20 EXTRA-MAN OPPS 1 2 3 4 Total--------------------------------------------- - -------Cornell............. 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-3 - 0-4Brown............... 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 - 0-2 SAVES BY PERIOD 1 2 3 4 Tot-------------------------------------Cornell... - .......... 2 2 4 1 - 9Brown............... 4 4 2 3 - 13 PENALTIES - Cornell 3/2:30; Brown 4/3:30.

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