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Goldner (Malvern Prep) leads @PennMensLax past UVA; Penn heads to Ivy semis

Saturday, 29th April 2017

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 4/29/17
From Press Release

The University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team (7-5, 3-3) posted its second-straight win this season over the University of Virginia (8-7, 0-4) in dominating fashion, topping the Cavaliers, 17-11, today in Durham, N.C. as part of the ACC Showcase game.

The contest marked the final game of the regular season for the Red and Blue as they begin their postseason quest next week at the Ivy League Tournament.


*Adam Goldner (Malvern Prep) had a career-high with five goals and one assist for six points, while nine Quakers recorded points on the afternoon.

*Kevin McGeary (Malvern Prep) had two goals and two assists, Keyveat Postell (Haverford School) two goals and an assist and Reilly Hupfeldt (Haverford School) scored twice while Connor Keating (Haverford School) scooped seven groundballs and had one assist. For UVA, Dox Aitken (Haverford School) had a goal.

*Chris Santangelo continued his hot streak winning 15-of-21 draws (.714) in addition to netting nine ground balls.

*In goal, Reed Junkin made 12 stops to help the Quaker defense, while Connor Keating picked up seven ground balls.

*Virginia was led by AJ Fish’s four points (2g, 2a), and saw action from Griffin Thompson, Will Railey, and Ryan Montgomery between the pipes.


The Quakers pulled away in the last 20 minutes of the contest, breaking away from a 12-10 advantage by scoring five of the last six goals in just over 10 minutes of action to bridge the third and fourth quarters.

After trailing 2-0 at the start of the game, the Red and Blue registered a four-goal run with Simon Mathias, Reilly Hupfeldt, Chris Santangelo, and Goldner getting in on the action to tally a 4-2 advantage at the 4:41 mark. Goldner would nab the second of his five goals to end the period from a Mathias assist as Penn led 5-3 after the first quarter.

A scoring spree highlighted the second period that saw a combined 10 goals for each side. Virginia evened the contest at 7-all with 6:27 left to play in the half, but Penn responded with a trio of tallies to pull ahead 10-7 before ending the frame with a two-goal lead at 10-8.

Penn would never trail again in the match, but the Cavaliers got within striking distance at 12-10 from Ryan Conrad and Zed Williams by the 6:05 mark in the third quarter. A five goal run to close the game proved to be too much for the Cavaliers to handle as Penn brought home the 17-11 win.


The Quakers return to action for the Ivy League Tournament, set to start on Friday, May 5 in New Haven, Conn. Penn enters the tournament as the No. 4 seed and will take on the hosts in No. 1 Yale at 6 p.m. in Reese Stadium. Princeton and Brown highlight the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the other semifinal matchup of the conference tournament.

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