Cornell Knocks Ohio State Out of the NCAA Tournament

By Jason Priestas on May 18, 2013 at 2:56p
Cornell knocked Ohio State out of the NCAA lacrosse tournament 16-6

Corenell jumped out to a 6-1 lead after the first quarter, then bumped it to 11-3 at the half before going on to throttle the Ohio State men's lacrosse team 16-6 in NCAA tournament quarterfinals action, ending the Bucks' season.

Ohio State had only allowed 11 goals once all season, and that came in 60 minutes, not 30.

The Big Red's Steve Mock led all scorers with seven goals as Cornell routinely sliced through Ohio State's zone defense. Teammate Rob Parnell finished with two goals and six assists, leaving him just five points away from tying the NCAA's all-time scoring record.

Jesse King led Ohio State with two goals.

The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak for the No. 3 Buckeyes, who finished the season 13-4. The 13 wins marked the most for the program since the 1978 team won 14. 


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Michael Citro's picture

Ugh. Well, congrats on a good season.

UrbanCulture's picture

Very good showing by the team nonetheless. Proud to be a buckeye!

Riggins's picture

I want to believe that Andy Bernard's commencement speech carried Cornell to victory.

painterlad's picture

I now hate the Nard Dog. Go Team Schrute!

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

gravey's picture

It's weird how often playoffs / championship games end up in a rout.

Poison nuts's picture

There's still tennis!!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

tdible2132's picture

Bummer.  Another bitter Elite 8 defeat.  Now on to the tennis squad!  Even if the tennis team loses though, it's nothing to be ashamed of that the basektball, lacrosse, and tennis teams made the Elite 8.  Even if they all lost when they got there.  Go Bucks!!

FROMTHE18's picture

standard 2nd tier buckeye sport performance...

FROMTHE18's picture

at least they gave their 94% effort, as Mens Tennis coach Ty Tucker offered to his team prior to their beatdown by USC in 2009/ sure Ivy League banter will travel with this one loves a Spring Game performance, theyd rather have a National Title winning play, (i.e. Cee Grant)...then again LAX never mattered at OSU when I was there.

southbymidwest's picture

Wow, why all the negativity From? You do know that Cornell was ranked #2 in the country before they were upset by Yale (who almost knocked off the # 1 seed, Syracuse, today) in the Ivy League finals? And that no one expected OSU to do this well this season (other than perhaps those on the team)?
Somehow I just don't see Ivy Leaguers chanting IVY LEAGUE! IVY LEAGUE! with this win.  IF there is any negative banter, it would probably be more like, "We'll be making the decisions regarding your 401(k) stock portfolio and determining whether you will get into Congressional Country Club you proletariat peasant, woohoo!"

RedStorm45's picture

Probably because Cornell was unseeded.  Just a guess though.

ATXbucknut's picture

We lost to the 1%. Dah!  Frick!

Scott K's picture

Making it this far in the tournament is a huge accomplishment for The Bucks.  Congrats gentlemen!
I played on the club team my freshman year *cough* 23 years ago *cough* which was around the same time that the varsity team was beginning their road to relevance, 4 years before the formation of the now defunct Great Western Lacrosse League.
Cool to see the program doing well, especially these past few years.  ROLL BUCKS!!! ;-)

"There's a fine line between stupid, and....clever.  David St. Hubbins/Nigel Tufnel

BigRedBuckeye's picture

Well my head did not explode. I've followed Cornell lax to some degree since the day I was accepted, and even though half of me was pulling for tOSU and was sad it wasn't a closer day, I was proud of the team and the huge strides that have been made that now allow me to follow them on the national stage as closely as I do Cornell. I hope both schools can continue their national relevance, and each year i'll be praying for a tOSU-Cornell championship game.

And we'll drink to old Ohio, 'Til we wobble in our shoes! 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Bummer.  They had a great season though!  Good job on having a successful year Buckeye Lacrosse team!!