Cornell–Princeton lacrosse rivalry

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Cornell–Princeton lacrosse rivalry
Sport Lacrosse
First meeting 1922
Princeton 11, Cornell 1
Latest meeting April 30, 2016
Princeton 7, Cornell 6
Next meeting TBD 2017
Statistics
Meetings total 80
All-time series Princeton leads, 41–37–2
Current win streak Princeton, 2

The Cornell–Princeton lacrosse rivalry is a college lacrosse rivalry between Princeton University and Cornell University and their respective men's lacrosse teams, Princeton Tigers and Cornell Big Red. The rivalry stems from the dominance of the two programs in the Ivy League where in the first 61 seasons (including the 2016 season) Cornell has won 29 Ivy League Championships (18 outright, 11 shared) and Princeton has won 27 league titles (18 outright, 9 shared). The next nearest team is Brown with ten titles (five outright, five shared)[1] CornellBigRed.com describes the rivalry as "The marquee matchup in Ivy League lacrosse".[2] Cornell claims three NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championships (1971, 1976, 1977)[3] and four pre-NCAA era national championships (1903, 1907, 1914, 1916).[4] Princeton claims six NCAA championships (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001)[5] and six pre-NCAA era national championships (1884, 1885, 1937, 1942, 1951, 1953).[3] Princeton last won the Ivy League in 2012 while Cornell won the title in 2013 and 2014.[5][6]

Although the two schools have a long rivalry, they did not oppose each other in postseason play until the quarterfinals of the 2009 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium.[7] Cornell won 6–4.[8] In 2010, Princeton defeated Cornell 10–9 in the inaugural Ivy League lacrosse championship tournament and received the league's automatic berth to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship.[9] Cornell would win the 2011 Ivy League tournament, defeating Harvard 15-6 in the final.[10]

The teams first met in 1922, with Princeton winning 11–1.[5] With a record of 41–37–2 over 80 games,[2] Princeton remains the only conference team with an all-time winning record against Cornell.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse: Release Eleven • May 4, 2011" (PDF). IvyLeagueSports.com. May 4, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Men's Lacrosse Announces 2012 Schedule". CornellBigRed.com. October 18, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "The NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship formerly known as the Wingate Memorial Champion". United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2009Cornell Big Red Men's Lacrosse" (PDF). CornellBigRed.com. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c "Men's Lacrosse Record Book" (PDF). Princeton University. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2011 Ivy League Men's Lacrosse: Release Twelve • May 12, 2011" (PDF). IvyLeagueSports.com. May 12, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ Delaney, Brian (May 15, 2009). "A New Stage for Cornell-Princeton Rivalry". Lax. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Syracuse reaches lacrosse semis; Cornell ousts Princeton". USA Today. May 16, 2009. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Princeton Downs Cornell in First-Ever Men's Lacrosse Ivy League Tournament Championship Game: Tigers secure automatic berth to 2010 NCAA tournament with overtime win". Cornell Sun. May 9, 2010. Retrieved November 25, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/sports/mlax/2010-11/releases/Ivy_Champ
  11. ^ Gilani, Reena (April 29, 2011). "Red Hosts Princeton With Ivy Win Streak on Line". Cornell Sun. Retrieved November 25, 2011.