One of the key players in Harvard's 14-9 upset of then-No. 2 and undefeated Cornell did not have a goal, an assist or a save. But the 6-foot-1, 212-pound Mendola played a significant role in the outcome by winning 76.9 percent (20 of 26) of his faceoffs in Saturday's stunner. The 20 wins and 10 ground balls were both career highs for Mendola, who outdueled Big Red senior Doug Tesoriero 17-6. Tesoriero had been ranked fourth in Division I in faceoff percentage. Named the Ivy League's Co-Player of the Week, Mendola helped lift the Crimson (6-4 overall) to a 3-0 conference record and sole possession of first place.
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