Steve Mock scored seven goals while Rob Pannell added two goals and six assists as unseeded Cornell routed third-seeded Ohio State, 16-6, in the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals in College Park, Md., on Saturday.
The Big Red (14-3) will face the winner of Sunday's Duke-Notre Dame match in next Saturday's semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field.
Pannell moved into second on the NCAA's career points list with 347 points, six shy of former Duke attackman Matt Danowski's career record of 353.
Mock scored all seven of his goals in the first half, including three in a span of 85 seconds as the Big Red broke things open.
Cornell led, 6-1, at the end of the first quarter and did not allow the Buckeyes (13-4) to score consecutive goals until after it built a 13-3 lead.
"Just tremendous from start to finish," said Cornell coach Ben DeLuca, whose team advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2010.
Jesse King scored two goals for the Buckeyes, who have never reached the semifinals and were making only their second quarterfinal appearance.
Cornell's Doug Tesoriero won 16 of 24 faceoffs, and after three quarters the Big Red had more goals (16) than the Buckeyes had shots (14).
Pannell, a fifth-year senior who opted to return to Cornell for an extra season, encountered little difficulty in piling up five assists in the first half. The Big Red won their first two tournament games by a combined 32-14 margin.
"In deciding to come back to Cornell this year, I looked at the team and looked at if we had what it took to get back to Philadelphia for that championship weekend," Pannell said.
Syracuse 7, Yale 6 - Redshirt freshman Dylan Donahue scored with 13 seconds remaining to lift the top-seeded Orange over the Bulldogs in the day's second quarterfinal.
Syracuse (15-3) will face the winner of Sunday's Denver-North Carolina match in next Saturday's semifinals at the Linc.
Donahue's goal completed a three-goal rally in the final 3 minutes, 4 seconds for Syracuse. Yale (12-5) had held the Orange scoreless for more than 43 minutes after surrendering the first four goals of the game.
Yale had a chance to take the lead with 1:21 left, but Syracuse goalie Dominic Lamolinara (nine saves) stuffed Bulldogs midfielder Conrad Oberbeck.
After a timeout with 55 seconds left, Syracuse midfielder JoJo Marasco patiently waited before finding Donahue a few yards from the goal for the winner.