Men’s Lacrosse Bested by Cornell in Season Opener

By Kevin Gelabert

The University at Albany Great Danes men’s lacrosse team (0-1) lost to the Cornell Big Red (1-0) by a score of 19-10 in a lopsided post-Valentine’s Day matinee at Tom and Mary Casey Stadium.

The defeat is the worst loss UAlbany men’s lacrosse has suffered since 2012.

“It’s the first game, we still have a long way to go,” said UAlbany Head Coach Scott Marr. “This team is still so far ahead of where we were last year mentally and physically, it’s just a matter of being able to get the team going early in the game and playing a full game.”

Corey Yunker was the only offensive bright spot for the Great Danes, earning himself a trick and an assist to go along with it.

The Big Red dominated both sides of the ball and took complete control of the game.

Jonathan Donville led the offense for Cornell, notching five goals. He was accompanied by a four-goal performance from Cooper Telesco.

In addition, Cornell dominated the faceoff in the game, especially in the first half. The Big Red won 12-10 faceoff opportunities against the Great Danes.

Cornell struck first on a goal from Donville, but the Great Danes tied things up at one shortly after, thanks to Yunker.

Unfortunately for the Great Danes, it was all Cornell from this point on. In what seemed

like a near-perfect performance, the third quarter saw Cornell outscore UAlbany 9-1.

The Great Danes will look to get back on track when they host the Drexel University

Dragons on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m.

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