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Men’s lacrosse: Penn State bows to Ohio State in OT, Penn, Lafayette fall

Saturday, 2nd March 2013

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 3/2/13
From Press Releases

A game of runs went the way of No. 16 Ohio State (4-0) as No. 8 Penn State men’s lacrosse (2-2) fell, 10-9, in overtime today.

OSU’s Jesse King scored with no time on the clock in overtime to win it. Penn State’s TJ Sanders scored five first-half goals to help the Lions stake an 8-2 halftime lead.

After a 2-2 opening period, Penn State ran off the next six goals in the second quarter, keyed by four markers by Sanders. The freshman standout scored in a timer-on situation from Shane Sturgis (Downingtown East, 1G, 1A) with 12:52 to go in the period for a 3-2 lead. He scored his third goal of the day and second of the period on a Jack Forster (La Salle, 1G, 3A) feed with 9:09 left for a 4-2 advantage. Sanders was fed again by Forster just 18 seconds later to lead 5-2.

Kyle VanThof notched his second of the season with 2:55 remaining and Tom LaCrosse made the lead five, 7-2, with 1:19 to go. Sanders capped the run on an assist from Erik Myers with just nine seconds remaining in the half.

Coming out of the locker room, Ohio State took control early and scored on its first two possessions by way of King and Turner Evans. Their goals cut the Penn State advantage to four, 8-4, with 12:57 to go in the third quarter. Evans tallied again with 9:06 to go, while Carter Brown (7:36), David Planning (6:38) and Evans (5:00) all combined to tie the game at eight apiece.

Logan Schuss gave Ohio State its first lead of the game with 7:01 left in regulation on Evans’s first assist of the season. Penn State fought back three minutes later as Sturgis took a pass from Sanders on the left wing near the crease and deked Dutton out of position and scored to tie the game with 4:04 to go.

Penn State won the faceoff and held possession in the final minute, but turned the ball over. Ohio State called timeout and Adam Trombley hit the crossbar in the final second as the two teams headed to overtime.

Ohio State won the opening faceoff in overtime and Schuss was stopped by Austin Kaut (Springfield-Delco) and King’s rebounding attempt was also met by Kaut, who had nine saves in the game. Kaut cleared, but Penn State committed a 30-second shot clock violation with 42 seconds remaining in overtime. King fired a shot high with five seconds left that went out of bounds. Brown sent the ball into play and King one-timed it past Kaut for the 10-9 win.

During the third-period run, OSU goaltender Greg Dutton stopped four Penn State chances, including a denial of Sanders’s sixth goal of the game.

Denver 15, Penn 12

Tim Schwalje had three goals and two assists to lead Penn, while Zack Losco scored three goals and had a dish. However, the story of the day was Denver’s Wes Berg; he scored seven goals to lead the Pioneers.

Chris Hupfeldt (Haverford School) had a goal and four groundballs while Joe McCallion (Haverford School) won 9 of 17 face-offs for the Quakers.

Marist 8, Lafayette 5

The Leopards fell to 2-3 while the Red Foxes improved to 3-0. Marist used a 4-2 second quarter to take the lead and held off numerous Leopard opportunities before grabbing the three-goal victory.

Freshman Kevin Wanke led the Leopards with three goals on four shots.

Junior goalkeeper Jake Hyatt was stellar in net for the Leopards making 16 saves in the loss, while his counterpart for Marist Dave Scarcello got the win making seven saves.

brian Bock (Spring-Ford) had a goal and an assist for Lafayette

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