No. 11 M Lacrosse defeats Cornell as No. 7 W Lacrosse Trounces Lehigh
Despite a back-and-forth start to the game, the Nittany Lions gave Cornell a warm welcome to Penn State with a 20-10 Blue and White win on Saturday.
Sophomore superstar Grant Ament (Doylestown, Pa.) propelled the team to this epic win thanks to six goals and a total of nine points against the Bears.
Freshman Mac O’Keefe (Syosset, N.Y.) continued to make a name for himself in the collegiate lacrosse world with five goals.
Returning seniors and offensive anchors Matt Florence (Greenwood Village, Colo.), Mike Sutton (Sewell, N.J.), and Matt Sexton (Niskayuna, N.Y.) each added a goal to add to the onslaught the Nittany Lions were dishing out to Cornell.
“I thought we got off to a sluggish start offensively, but I think our defense played really well,” said Head Coach Jeff Tambroni.
The team heads to Villanova next weekend to secure what we all hope is another stellar win.
On the women’s side, No. 7 Women’s Lacrosse also welcomed Lehigh to Penn State by defeating them 18-9 on Saturday.
It was sophomore standout Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) who lead Penn State to this decisive win by adding five goals to the Blue and White’s tally.
Other significant contributors included Katie O’Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) and Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) who added four goals and two goals and two assists, respectively.
However, it was Abby Smucker (Bel Air, Md.) who lit the fire beneath Penn State as she scored the first goal of the game just 43 seconds into play.
Penn State had the advantage in most areas on Saturday, with a 33-21 edge on shots, 28 of those being on target. Penn State controlled the draws 17-12, and Lehigh had the advantage on ground balls 24-19.
Women’s lacrosse makes the short trip to Pittsburgh this Wednesday to play Duquesne at 4 p.m. Good luck, ladies!