Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/15/20
From Press Release
Colby Kneese stopped 12 shots on 14 chances to lead No. 2 Penn State to a 19-4 win over Saint Joseph’s in non-conference men’s lacrosse action Saturday at Panzer Stadium. The Lions stayed unbeaten at 3-0, while the Hawks dropped to 1-1.
Mac O’Keefe scored six goals for the Lions, four of which came off assists from Grant Ament (Haverford School). Ament finished with six assists and one goal, while TJ Malone (Haverford School) tallied three assists and one goal.
Eleven Penn State players scored in the game. Kevin Hill and Seamus Glynn (Malvern Prep) each had a pair of goals. Chipping in with one each were Dylan Foulds, Jack Kelly, Jack Traynor (Malvern Prep), Barrett Sutley, Jake Glatz and Joe White.
White finished with a pair of assists, while Foulds and Cole Willard contributed one apiece.
Penn State’s defense turned in its best performance of the year and did so while facing the most pressure it has seen all season. The faceoffs were nearly even with a 14-13 advantage for the Lions. Kneese’s play in net along with 22 forced turnovers led to the success.
Nick Cardile (Avon Grove) caused two of those turnovers and picked up two ground balls. O’Keefe, Brayden Peck (Avon Grove), Mitch Schaefer, Nate Buller and Tommy Wright each caused one turnover. Wright, Sam Sweeney and Aleric Fyock each tallied three ground balls.
Glatz turned in a solid performance on faceoffs, going 7-for-11. His goal was his first of the season and came late in the fourth quarter.
Delaware 13, NJIT 1
The Blue Hens allowed just 22 shots total, while forcing NJIT into 23 turnovers, 14 of which were caused. Senior Matt DeLuca piled up 13 saves and allowed just one goal in nearly 55 minutes in goal. It’s the 15th time in the past 17 games that DeLuca has recorded double-digit saves.
Senior Charlie Kitchen (St. Augustine Prep) led the Hens’ offensive attack with five points on two goals and three assists. He scored in his 34th consecutive game, which is the country’s longest active streak. Sophomore Tye Kurtz and Clay Miller, along with freshman Mike Robinson, all had two goals on the day.
At the X, senior Jake Hervada (Haverford School) was stellar all day, winning 10 of his 14 faceoffs, while grabbing five ground balls and scoring his fourth collegiate goal.