[CORNELL-PENN] No. 23 Cornell continued its offensive show with a 3-2 win over Penn on Saturday night in front of a season-high crowd of 725 fans. The Big Red, which improved to 9-0-0, has not won as many as nine games since 2001.
In a 10-minute stretch late in the first half, the Big Red got goals from Conor Goepel, Daniel Haber and Stephen Reisertas the Big Red managed to surpass its goal total for all of 2011 with its third goal in the game. Cornell has 26 goals, one more than it had last season.
Cornell had all of the chances in the first 10 minutes. But out of nowhere, the Quakers broke through, as Louis Schott took a pinpoint shot from the left side of the penalty box and beat Big Red keeper Rick Pflasterer with his team's first shot of the game.
But in the 33rd minute, the Big Red finally struck when Goepel chested a cross from Stephen Reisertdown and blasted it past Penn keeper Tyler Kinn to tie the game at 1-1.
Just three minutes later, Haber got his 14th goal of the year, swooping in from behind and heading home the rebound of Tyler Regan's shot saved by Kinn.
Four minutes later, Regan and Haber set up Reisert all alone for the third goal.
Penn cut the deficit to 3-2 when Travis Cantrell's shot deflected off the head of 6-foot-5 defender Patrick Slogic into the goal.
Sept. 29 in Ithaca, N.Y.
Cornell 3 Penn 2.Goals: Goepel (Reisert) 33, Haber, (Regan) 40, Reisert (Haber, Regan) 40; Schott 12, Cantrell (Baker) 63.
Cornell --Pflasterer, Nissl, Chodas, Haber, Slogic, Reisert, Rinow, Regan, DeProspo, Williams, Goepel. Sub: Kagie.
Penn --Kinn, Saint-Louis, Cantrell, Schott, Gonzalez, Dolezal, Lacroix, Yasukochi, Kinn, Yin, Baker. Subs: deFaria, Reddy, Murphy.
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