Cornell downs Lehigh, 5-2 on Friday night
Posted: September 2, 2005
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Cornell scored four times in the second half of play as the Big Red downed the Mountain Hawks by a 5-2 score on Friday night at Lehigh’s Ulrich Sports Complex.
Cornell opens its season with a 1-0 mark, while the setback drops Lehigh’s record to 1-3 on the season.
“We continued to make too many mistakes out there, and they were able to take advantage,” said Lehigh head coach Julie Mazer after the game. “We need to stay focused for the entire 70 minutes and we’ve yet to do that.”
Helena Haas got the Big Red on the scoreboard early as her goal with just over 12 minutes to go in the first half gave Cornell a 1-0 advantage. Lehigh tied the score with just 14 seconds remaining in the first half as junior Kelsey Smith found the back of the cage for the first time this season on a feed from Maureen Harrington.
The game was tied 1-1 at the half, but Cornell ran off four straight tallies – including two from Mandy Malzberg – to build a 5-1 lead. Lehigh senior Mary Beth Kuenne scored her team-leading third goal of the season on a penalty corner late, but it wasn’t enough for the Mountain Hawks.
Cornell and Lehigh each had 11 shots on the night, but the Big Red managed to find the back of the cage five times. Lehigh senior goalkeeper Meghan Gove made five stops on the night. For Cornell, Lizzie Goldblatt played the game’s first 64:27 in goal, registering seven saves in the win.
Lehigh managed seven penalty corners on the night to just four for Cornell.
The Mountain Hawks return to action on Wednesday, as Lehigh visits West Chester. Action gets underway at 4:00.