In the other semifinal, Penn has a stout defense with Matt McMahon, Maxx Meyer and All-Ivy first-team goalie Brian Feeney. The Quakers are deep on offense and rely most heavily on Nick Doktor (pictured) and Zack Losco. "Energy will be key," said Penn coach Mike Murphy. "We call it 'the juice.' We want to bring the juice. Cornell has always been great at that, and we need to match that." What can make the difference for the Quakers? "Earning possessions and simple execution," said McAnaney. "Penn's defense let them down in the regular-season meeting." Cornell feeds off the talents of Dan Lintner, Connor Buczek, Matt Donovan and John Edmonds. They are a gritty, hard-nosed bunch. "Coach Matt Kerwick at Cornell is intent on making Penn play a half-field game," said McAnaney. "Penn likes to play fast, and their two-way middies will attack in early offense." Freshman goalie Christian Knight (Boys' Latin) will have to be sharp for the Big Red. Once the Ivy AQ is claimed, we'll be set for the first 18-team tournament in the history of the sport.
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