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This week in 1923, Cornell Men’s Lacrosse lost tragically to the University of Pennsylvania. The Quakers scored five goals in the first half and finished the game with a 6-1 victory. Penn avenged its 3-0 defeat by the Big Red from the year prior.
Cornell’s defense was not as strong as it consistently proved throughout the season. It was erratic and allowed the Quakers to jump out to a large lead by not being tight and organized. Unfortunately, the Big Red’s Captain, Rooney, was responsible for the Quaker’s score due to a mental error.
Coach Bawlf of Cornell advised the players to return to the basics with a tight defense and a strong attack. The only score of the second half for Penn occurred when the Big Red goaltender was temporarily out of the game. Captain Rooney came back to play aggressively and kept the Quakers’ scoring to a minimum in the final period.