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Previewing Cornell’s 2019 men’s college lacrosse schedule

After a breakout year, the Big Red look to return to Championship Weekend for the first time since 2013.

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The Cornell Big Red are the 48th team in our 2019 schedule preview series and the sixth team from the Ivy League. The Big Red finished 13-5 in 2018 and 4-2 in Ivy League play. Cornell won the Ivy League Championship over Yale and defeated Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Maryland in the quarterfinals.

Here’s their entire 2019 schedule:

Cornell’s 2019 Schedule

Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
Date Road Team Home Team Special Notes
2/9 Cornell Drexel/Binghamton Scrimmages at Drexel University
2/22 Cornell Hobart
2/24 Lehigh Cornell
3/2 Albany Cornell
3/8 Cornell Penn State At The Crown Lacrosse Classic (In Charlotte, NC)
3/10 Cornell Towson At The Crown Lacrosse Classic (In Charlotte, NC), First meeting since 2007
3/16 Cornell Yale Ivy League
3/19 St. Bonaventure Cornell First ever meeting
3/23 Penn Cornell Ivy League
3/30 Dartmouth Cornell Ivy League
4/6 Cornell Harvard Ivy League
4/14 Cornell Notre Dame First meeting since 2010
4/20 Cornell Brown Ivy League
4/27 Princeton Cornell Ivy League

Who’s In?

Who’s Out?

Average Winning Percentage From 2018 Teams

  • Overall: .532
  • Nonconference: .555
  • Ivy League: .504

Circle These Dates

  • 2/24 (vs. Lehigh): This will be just Cornell’s second regular season game, the first coming two days prior. At the time, Lehigh will be playing their fourth regular season game. On paper, it could be an advantage for the Mountain Hawks to have a full week of preparation against an Ivy League team that played a couple of days before. But if Jeff Teat gets going, that won’t be a factor any longer.
  • 3/10 (vs. Towson) (at The Crown Lacrosse Classic in Charlotte, NC): Cornell’s offense will have to take on a very defensive opponent in the Tigers. We saw what happened to Teat later in the season, and if the face-guarding continues, it could be very difficult for the Big Red to get past Shawn Nadelen’s defense.
  • 3/16 (at Yale): A potential top five meeting in Connecticut kicks off Ivy League play for both teams. The regular season meeting was close, with the Bulldogs scoring three straight to win the game. But in the Ivy League title game, the Big Red took control early in the third quarter and went on a 6-0 run.
  • 4/9 (at Syracuse): It’s rare that the Orange were the third best team in New York state, but that’s what happened last year. Cornell took care of Syracuse in Ithaca and held on to edge the Orange in the Carrier Dome in the NCAA Tournament with Teat contained for most of the game. Just because Teat wasn’t as active as he was during the season doesn’t mean Cornell is less dangerous.
  • 4/14 (at Notre Dame): A really good late season nonconference matchup is always fun to watch. And it’s rare that a potential top 10 battle occurs this late in the regular season. Similar to Towson, Notre Dame has a very good defense and has been a strength of theirs for the last few years.

For other schedules and team rosters, check out our Men’s Division I matrix.