In a back-and-forth game that saw six ties, the No. 10 Big Red men’s lacrosse team pulled away early in the fourth quarter, and then held off a late rally by No. 12 Notre Dame to pick up a huge road win over the Irish, 11-9, at Arlotta Stadium. With the win, Cornell improves to 8-4 overall, while Notre Dame slips to 6-5.
In its first trip to South Bend since the 1991 season, the Big Red received an outstanding performance from freshman goalie Chayse Ierlan, who matched a career-high with 17 saves, despite playing in torrential rain, and periods of sleet.
Clarke Petterson and Cooper Telesco scored three goals apiece to lead the offense. The three scores moved Petteson into ninth place in Cornell history for career goals, while Telesco’s three goals were a career-high. Jeff Teat (two goals, one assist) and Jake McCulloch (one goal, two assists) registered three points apiece, and Jonathan Donville scored twice to round out the Big Red’s multi-point scorers.