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Cornell's Men's Lacrosse Season Ends With 13-9 Loss To Virginia

Courtesy of Cornell Athletic Communications

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Cornell jumped out to a 4-1 lead early, but a nine-goal Virginia run to end the first half allowed the Cavaliers to pull away and Cornell was never able to mount a run after the break in a 13-9 UVA victory on Saturday afternoon at Hofstra's James H. Shuart Stadium in the NCAA quarterfinals. The win made Virginia's head coach Dom Starsia the NCAA career leader in victories (327) and sent the No. 7 seed Cavaliers into the national semifinals for the fourth consecutive year.

The Ivy League champion Big Red had their season end just shy of the NCAA semifinals for the first time in three seasons. Cornell finished the season with a 14-3 record.

Steve Mock scored four goals and Tewaaraton Trophy finalist Rob Pannell had three goals. David Lau was credited with three assists and Roy Lang notched a goal, an assist and six ground balls in the defeat. Jason Noble and Thomas Keith each had two ground balls and two caused turnovers, while freshman Doug Tesoriero won 15-of-24 face-offs with seven ground balls and chipped in an assist. AJ Fiore made eight saves in goal for the Big Red.

Steele Stanwick had three goals and four assists in the win, while Chris Bocklet finished with three scores and goalkeeper Adam Ghitelman made it hold up with 13 saves. Nick O'Reily notched two goals and an assist in the victory.

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