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D1 men’s roundup: Penn gives scare to Maryland before falling, 10-7; Lehigh rolls

Monday, 15th March 2010

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/15/10
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Grant Catalano collected two goals and four assists and Brett Schmidt (Upper Dublin) led the defense with three groundballs and a caused turnover as host Maryland held off stubborn Penn, 10-7, today in non-conference men’s lacrosse.

The loss snapped a four-game win streak for Penn (4-3), which was the Quakers’ longest such run since the 2006 team opened the season with six straight victories. Maryland, which is fourth in the USILA National Coaches’ Poll that was released earlier today, remained undefeated at 5-0.

John Conneely had three points in the game, scoring once and assisting two other goals, while reigning Ivy League Player of the Week Rob McMullen had two goals. Corey Winkoff and Rob Fitzpatrick added a goal and an assist apiece.

The Quakers within a goal two times in the fourth period, the first time when McMullen finished a Winkoff pass just 50 seconds into the stanza, and then when McMullen answered Joe Cummings’ goal with 10:42 to play.

At that point, the score was 8-7. However, John Haus finished a Ryan Young feed with 9:33 to go, and then Catalino scored just 13 seconds later. That was all she wrote, as Penn could not find the goal after that.

Maryland outshot Penn on the day, 33-20. Chris Casey and Joe Hegener once again split time in goal, with Casey making seven saves in the first half and Hegener making five stops in the second. Justin Lynch won 10 faceoffs on the day and grabbed seven ground balls, while Joe Kelly had five.

Penn has concluded a brutal early-season stretch of seven non-conference games in 17 days. Things slow down from here, as the Quakers look forward to Ivy League games each of the next six Saturdays. The first comes this weekend, when Penn travels to Princeton for a 1 p.m. faceoff with the Tigers’ at Class of 1952 Stadium.

Lehigh 21, Detroit Mercy 9

The host Mountain Hawks (3-4) managed their highest goal total since 1999 as Cameron Lao-Gosney had five goals, while Alex Drake scored four and Will Scudder (Haverford School) won 16 of 19 face-offs and added an assist. Detroit is 0-5.

Also for Lehigh, defenseman Blaise Fullen (Penn Charter) had two groundballs and goalie Dan Carr (Penn Charter) earned the win with six saves in 45 minutes. Dante Fantoni had three goals and two assists and David DiMaria dished four assists.

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