No. 15 M. Lacrosse Defeats Robert Morris in Season Opener, No. 7 W. Lacrosse Trounces Albany 20-9
It was a combination of newcomers and returners alike that contributed to the win.
Freshman attackman Mac O’Keefe (Syosset, N.Y.) made a name for himself by adding seven goals to the Blue and White’s tally.
Returning standout Mike Sutton (Sewell, N.J.) contributed four goals to keep the team heading in the right direction against the Colonials.
Also returning with a dominant force is sophomore Grant Ament (Doylestown, Pa.) who was a key player in the 2016 season and looks to do even more for the team in 2017. Ament had six assists this past weekend.
It was redshirt freshman Dylan Foulds (Port Coquitlam, British Columbia) who was the difference-maker for the Nittany Lions.
Penn State was up 11-10 against the Colonials with significant time left in the fourth quarter. It was time to make a move.
Ament passed to Foulds in the middle of enemy territory, and Foulds converted to a goal, beginning a four goal scoring streak by the Nittany Lions that went unreturned for a Penn State victory.
Penn State will travel to upstate New York next weekend to compete against Hobart on Saturday.
On the women’s side, No. 7 Penn State Women’s Lacrosse (1-0) took care of business in Albany this past weekend as the time silenced the Great Danes with a 20-9 victory.
Returning standouts Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) and Katie O’Donnell (West Chester, Pa.) wasted no time in making their presence known as the pair added five goals apiece and seven and one assists, respectively.
At one point, the Great Danes were within one goal of the Nittany Lions at 7-6, but Lazo returned the favor with three unanswered goals to power Penn State ahead to victory.
Taylor Bleistein (Bayville, N.Y.) and Shelby Wells (Timonium, Md.) each added goals toward the end of the game to solidify the incredible 20-9 win to begin the Blue and White’s season.
The team will host No. 19 Towson at home next weekend at noon on Saturday the 11.