PRINCETON, N.J. - After Cornell's solid win at Penn, and coupled with Maryland's loss to North Carolina, the Big Red is the last unbeaten men's lacrosse team in the nation at 8-0. It is their best start since 2007.
Nine different players scored in the win over Penn, in which Cornell trailed 3-1 at one point. A 13-2 Cornell run erased that, however, and turned it into a rout. Dan Lintner and Connor Buczek each had four goals and an assist as Cornell won, 17-9.
Princeton sophomore Jake Froccaro had a day many won’t soon forget on Saturday. The 2013 Ivy League Rookie of the Year scored 10 goals in Princeton’s 16-15 loss at Yale. His previous career-high had been three.
The 10 goals tied the Princeton record set 63 years earlier when William Griffith scored 10 goals against Rutgers in 1951. That’s five years before the Ivy League was officially formed.
Since the Ivy League’s inception in 1956, four other players have scored 10 or more goals in a game. It was the first time it had ever been done in a League contest and the first time by an Ivy since 1995. The other four were current Harvard Director of Athletics Bob Scalise, who scored 11 goals for Brown against UConn in 1971; Oliver Marti of Brown, who scored 11 against New Hampshire in 1993; Jon Reese of Yale, who scored 10 against Army in 1990; and Chris Danler of Cornell, who scored 10 against Army in 1995.
In Division I, since 1971, only 15 players have scored 10 goals in a game and Saturday was only the second time in the last 15 seasons.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton sophomore midfielder Jake Froccaro (Sands Point, N.Y.) had 16 points in two games last week, one of which won’t be forgotten any time soon. After tying his career-high with three goals in a win at Villanova on Tuesday, Froccaro set a new career-high... and then some... on Saturday.
Froccaro had 10 goals for the Tigers in a 16-15 loss at Yale. He tied the Princeton record for goals in a game set 63 years earlier and became just the fifth player in the Ivy League’s 58-year history to score 10 or more goals in a contest. It is the first time since 1995 than an Ivy has done it and the first time it has ever been done in a League contest.
At one point, he scored five straight goals for the Tigers during the second and third quarters.
Froccaro is the third different Tiger to win Player of the Week honors this season, joining Mike MacDonald and Tom Schreiber.
Froccaro’s Statistics for the Week
2 GP, 13G, 3A, 16 Pts., 7 GB, 25 Shots, 14 SOG
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Cornell freshman goalkeeper Christian Knight (Baltimore) is the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the third-straight week after helping the Big Red stay unbeaten with two more wins. Knight had 19 saves in the two wins, 11 at Colgate and eight more against Penn. He had a 9.71 GAA in the two contests.
Since making his first appearance three weeks ago, Knight is 4-0 with a 9.40 GAA and a .573 save percentage (55 saves) in 261 minutes of action. All four of his starts have come against ranked foes.
Knight’s Statistics for the Week
2 GP, 2-0, 117:21 min., 19 GA, 19 svs., 50.0 sv%
Devin Dwyer, Harvard (So., A, Garden
2 GP, 1G, 6A, 7 Pts., 5GB, 5 shots, 4 SOG
Dan Lintner, Cornell (Sr., M,
2 GP, 9G, 2A, 11 Pts., 2 GB, 1 CT, 14 shots, 12 SOG
Kylor Bellistri, Brown (So., A,
2 GP, 4G, 4 Pts., 3 GB, 15 shots, 11 SOG
Nick Doktor, Penn (So., A,
1 GP, 1G, 4A, 5 Pts., 2 GB, 1 CT, 1 shot, 1 SOG
Brandon Mangan, Yale (Sr., A,
1 GP, 5G, 2A, 7 Pts., 7 shots, 7 SOG
Dylan Molloy, Brown (Fr., A,
2 GP, 3G, 3A, 6 Pts., 7 GB, 2 CT, 11 shots, 4 SOG
Tuesday, March 25
Brown at Marist, 7 pm
Saturday, March 29
[RV/RV] Harvard at [3/3] Duke, 12 noon
[2/2] Cornell at Dartmouth, 1 pm [IVY]
[16/18] Penn at [11/11] Yale, 1 pm [IVY]
[14/15] Princeton at Brown, 3 pm [IVY]
*Ivy League game
[IVY] game streamed on The Ivy League® Digital Network
Rankings listed as Warrior Media / USILA