No. 3 Cavaliers Fall To Penn State In Men's Lacrosse Action, 13-8
April 27, 2002
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – April 27, 2002 – Penn State ended their season on ahigh note upsetting No. 3 Virginia 13-8. The Lions improved theirnon-conference record to 7-1 while their overall record improves to(8-5, 1-4). Virginia drops to (9-3, 3-0) with the loss.
Penn State broke Virginia’s momentum from the third quarter whenRob Booth scored on an assist from LukeOgelsby to give the Lions a 10-7advantage. Junior Charlie Perry scored the next two goals unassisted for Penn State to give the Lions a12-8 lead with 4:30 left in the match. Penn State never looked back asthey played solid defense in the last five minutes. Virginia tallied onegoal in the quarter coming from Conor Gill unassisted at 5:23 in theperiod.
After being down 8-2 at halftime, Virginia came out in the thirdquarter and outscored the Lions 5-1. Cavalier goals included two fromChris Rotelli who completed his hat trick and Joe Yevoli’s goal with4:02 left in the quarter. The Nittany Lion lone goal of the period wasan EMO goal from senior captain Will Driscoll on an assist from sophomore Rob Bateman. The Lions were strong in the second quarter as they outscoredVirginia 5-2. Bateman scored two goals in the quarter after capitalizingoff of Cavalier turnovers. Freshman Will Jones scored his first goal of the day on an assist from freshman Marc Young at the 9:57 mark in the period. TheCavalier goals of the quarter were scored by Chris Rotelli and BrettHughes, both of which were unassisted.
The Nittany Lions shut out Virginia in the first quarter as theyfinished the first 15 minutes of the match with a 3-0 advantage. Playingin their final games of their careers senior captains Sean Droogan and Will Driscoll each tacked on a goal in theperiod to help the Lion cause. Luke Ogelsby finished the day with threeassists while containing a game high eight groundballs.
Junior goalkeeper Chris Garrity played all60 minutes of the match making 12 saves and picking up eightgroundballs for the Lions.
GOAL - (ASSISTS):PSU 1st quarter- Sean Droogan, Will Driscoll - (LukeOgelsby), Mike Jacober.2nd quarter- B.J. Donovan, Greg Hale - (LukeOgelsby), Will Jones - (Marc Young), Rob Bateman,Rob Bateman.3rd quarter- Will Driscoll - (Rob Bateman).4th quarter- Rob Booth - (Luke Ogelsby), Charlie Perry,Charlie Perry, Will Jones.
GROUNDBALLS: PSU, 67: V, 54EMO: PSU, 2/6: V, 0/1FACE-OFFS: PSU, 15/25: V, 10/25