Princeton Falls at Cornell

Princeton Falls at Cornell

Coming back from the holiday break, Princeton knew it would be battle tested with its first four games against nationally ranked squads. The Tigers took two ties against No. 1 St. Cloud State last weekend, showing the potential they could have during this period. At No. 5 Cornell (12-2, 6-1) on Friday night Princeton (6-8-3, 3-6-1) hit a rough patch in a 7-1 loss at Lynah Rink. The Tigers look to rebound tomorrow, Jan. 6 when they face No. 17 Colgate at 7 p.m.
 
The Big Red held a 1-0 lead after the first period, but added four in the second period and padded the lead with two in the third.
 
Princeton was quick to respond to Cornell's second strike early in the second period, as senior David Hallisey answered 1:11 after Yanni Kaldis' power-play goal. With junior Max Véronneau getting a breakaway he was held by Brendan Smith while Jeff Mallot was caught boarding as the Tigers were on the receiving end of a 5-on-3 opportunity. Hallisey was at the right post to redirect a Véronneau shot with junior Josh Teves earning the secondary assist. It marked Hallisey's 11th goal of the season
 
Cornell broke things open with three goals in 2:24 to take a 5-1 lead into the second break.
 
The ECAC Rookie of the Month, freshman Ryan Ferland made 19 saves in the first 40 minutes for the Tigers before senior Ben Halford came in on relief. Halford stopped 10 of 12.
 
Hayden Stewart stopped 21 saves for the Big Red.

Cornell was 1 for 5 on the power play while Princeton was 1 for 3.