Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/13/19
From Press Releases
Ivy League Champs!
For the first time since 1988, the University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse team has clinched an Ivy League title. The Quakers left no doubt, scoring 13 of the game’s first 15 goals en route to a 26-13 win today at Harvard.
With the victory, the Quakers (7-3, 5-0 Ivy) can finish no worse than tied for first in the Ivy League. No. 7 Penn completes its Ivy League slate next Saturday on Senior Day, hosting Dartmouth at Franklin Field (1 p.m.) A win over the Big Green would secure Penn’s first outright Ivy League title since 1984.
Penn has also clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Ivy League Tournament set for May 3-5 at Columbia.
Junior Adam Goldner (Malvern Prep) followed up his six-goal game last week at Brown with another six-goal game. He now has 39 goals this season, No. 3 all-time in a season by a Quaker and the most since 1996.
Notes To Know
*Penn tied its single-game school record for goals, matching the 26 scored against Drexel in 1994.
*The Quakers extended the nation’s second-longest active winning streak to seven games; Penn has won seven in a row after starting the season 0-3.
*Penn has won five in a row in Ivy League play, its longest streak since the 1984 team won six in a row as part of Penn’s last unbeaten Ivy campaign.
*Senior co-captain Simon Mathias had the best game of his career, finishing with four goals and two assists. He continues to climb Penn’s all-time scoring lists, now ranking No. 4 in goals (104) and No. 6 in points (166). He has at least one point in each of his 53 career games played – the second-longest active streak in the country, and has at least one goal in 30 consecutive games played – tied for the longest active streak in the country.
*Freshman Sam Handley had a season-high six goals. In the process, he broke Penn’s single-season record for points in a season by a freshman. He now has 44, eclipsing the previous mark of 42 set by John Ward in 1995.
*Kyle Gallagher was 20-for-29 on faceoffs, his fourth game this season with 20+ wins.
Penn State 17, Michigan 7
The No. 1 Penn State men’s lacrosse team took down Michigan in Ann Arbor to move to 10-1 on the season and 3-0 in Big Ten play for this first time in program history.
Penn State saw Mac O’Keefe break the Penn State career goals record on his first game of the afternoon after scoring a beauty of a goal as he sniped a behind the back goal on the crease. O’Keefe finished the game with four goals, one assist, one caused turnover and one ground ball.
O’Keefe now has 131 career goals after passing Will Driscoll (1999-2002), who he was tied with at 127 entering the game.
Redshirt junior Dylan Foulds had a career performance to pace the Nittany Lions with a career-best six points, scoring three goals and dishing out three assists. His three goals came in the span of 1:05 on the clock as he registered goals at 3:50 in the first quarter, 3:20, and 2:45 for a one-man offensive barrage.
The third Nittany Lion attackman redshirt junior Grant Ament (Haverford School) added a cool seven points as he dished out six assists, tying his nation-leading average, and added one goal.
Senior Nick Spillane, freshman TJ Malone (Haverford School) and redshirt freshman Dan Reaume each recorded multi-point performances as Spillane added three points with a goal and two dimes, while Malone scored two goals and Reaume, a Beverly Hills, Mich., native, added a goal and an assist.
Penn State also saw Cole Willard, Jack Traynor (Malvern Prep), Seamus Glynn (Malvern Prep), Joe White and Gerard Arceri all find the back of the net.