Cornell Continues to Impress With 16-9 Win

Kevin M. Neibauer

LaxPhilly- A Division of the Edge of Philly Sports Network


he #7 Cornell Big Red Utilized a trio of four goal runs to go with a three goal outburst to get the best of the Colgate Raiders, 16-9.

Cornell continues to be a force in DI and improve to 7-1. The duo of John Piatelli and CJ Kirst were a two man wrecking crew with 17 points between them.

Coldate has struggled and fall to 2-6 on the campaign.

Let’s Break it Down

Brian Minicus (2g, 3a) gave the Raiders the early lead off a pretty wrap around goal for his 23rd at the 13:23 mark.

With that, the Big Red unfurled their first four goal deluge.

John Piatelli (6g,3a) evened the score with help from Billy Coyle (1a) and the rally began.

Just getting started and Michael Long (2g,3a) at 10:35, High Kelleher (1g) finally, CJ Kirst (6g,2a) brought the Big Red to a 4-1 edge.

The other Minicus, Michael (2g) put and end to the rally and the quarter.

End of First, Cornell up, 4-2

Marshall Terres (2g) cut the lead to 4-2 with 12:47 to play.

Shrugging off the goal, Cornell went back to work with four goal run number two.

The highlight of the game would be furnished by CJ Kirst who put up a natural hat-trick with markers at 10:19, 9:39 and 5:07.

Piatelli must have felt left out, Piatelli connected on his 24th furnished by Spencer Wirtheim (1a).

Colin Ruppenstein (1g,1a) brought an end to the rally and the half with Cornell having doubled Colgate, 8-4.

Thirty Down, Thirty to Go

Piatelli hit his 25th followed by Colgate’s Ben Trumble (1g) before…here we go again, another Cornell outburst.

This time around it would be Piatelli, Kirst, Michael Long and Piatelli once more that put it to 13-5 game.

The Raiders scored the next two. Brendan Jordan (1g) followed with Michael Minicus to end the third at 13-7.

Finish it Out

Kirst scored his 28th shorthanded. Piatelli said, “hold my beverage” to get it 15-7.

Terres and Brian Minicus countered before Alex Holmes notched his first of the season to end the Dominating 16-9 Cornell victory.


• Shots had 45 for Cornell and 40 for the Raiders. On Goal were 29-21 the Cornell way.

• Turnovers had Colgate with 16 to Cornell’s 13.

• Ground Balls were even at 29-29.

• Colgate won the face off battle, 15-13 but, Cornell’s Thomas Colucci won 8 of 16 while snagging 8 ground balls

• Matt Lacombe turned away 13 Big Red shots with counterpart, Chase Ierlan winning 12 for Cornell.

Kevin Neibauer
Kevin Neibauer

Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.

Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.

A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.