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Big Red MLax advanced to their first title game since 2009

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Cornell Big Red are in the MLax National Championship game for the first time in nearly a decade. It is their first appearance in the final game of the season since 2009

The Big Red defeated the sixth-seeded Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday. The Big Red won 15-6 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Cornell Big Red Attacker John Piatelli is being guarded by a defender against the Ohio State Buckeyes
John Piatelli is being guarded by a defender against the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by the Cornell Big Red Athletic Department)

This game had a lengthy delay due to the weather. In fact, thunderstorms caused a three-and-a-half-hour delay.

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The Big Red will face the undefeated Maryland Terrapins in the National Championship game. The game will be at 1 pm EST on ESPN.

For the Kirst family, it was a tough contest. One brother advanced to the Championship game, while the other brother dealt with sadness from the loss.

The Scarlet Knights were appearing in their first NCAA Semifinal game.

John Piatelli led the Big Red with five goals. Michael Long added four goals, while CJ Kirst and Hugh Kelleher contributed three goals each.

Billy Coyle and Ryan Sheehan also scored one goal.

Mitch Bartolo and Brian Cameron scored two goals for the Scarlet Knights. Ross Scott, Ronan Jacoby, Ryan Gallagher, Dante Kulas, Eric Civetti, and Brennan Kamish scored one goal each for the team.

Goalie Chayse Ierlan received the win for the Big Red. He made 15 saves in 58:29.

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He allowed nine goals while he was in the net.

His teammate Wyatt Knust came in to close out the game. He allowed one goal and made one save in 1:31.

Scarlet Knights goalie Colin Kirst received the loss. He made 13 goals and allowed 17 goals in the 60 minutes.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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