NEW YORK – Liam Motley scored his first collegiate goal, but the Cornell men's hockey team's annual party at Madison Square Garden was spoiled when Harvard scored four unanswered goals for a 4-1 victory on Saturday night. The Crimson evened their record at 3-3-2 overall in winning the non-league matchup, while the Big Red fell to 5-4.
Henry Bowlby scored twice for Harvard, Casey Dornbach earned three assists and Adam Fox was credited with a goal and an assist . Michael Lackey made 30 saves to earn the victory for the Crimson.
Motley's first career score 6:55 into the game set the crowd of more than 14,000 partisan Big Red fans into frenzy, but the Crimson scored twice in the second to take the lead. Cornell dominated the first 10 minutes of the third, but couldn't cash in on the sustained pressure, and Bowlby's second goal of the night put Harvard in the driver's seat. The Crimson lit the lamp a fourth time on an empty-netter with 1:10 remaining to seal the win.
Beau Starrett and Alec McCrea were credited with assists on the Motley goal, while Galajda made 23 saves. Cornell held a 31-27 edge in shots, including a 15-8 edge in the third. Lackey was up to the task, making 15 saves in the period.
• The Big Red returns to ECAC Hockey play one last time before the lengthy mid-season hiatus, visiting Dartmouth at 7:30 p.m. Friday before a rematch against Harvard at 7 p.m. Saturday.