Men's Lacrosse Hosts Brown on Saturday Night
PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's lacrosse team is still looking for its first Ivy League win, and on Saturday evening the Quakers host Brown in an important game for two teams who are still holding onto hopes for making the four-team Ivy League Tournament in May.
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*According to laxpower.com, Penn entered the week having played the toughest schedule in the country. So far this season, the Quakers have played teams that were ranked fifth (Cornell), seventh (Lehigh), eighth (Duke), ninth (UNC), 11th (Princeton), and 13th (Villanova) in this week's USILA national coaches poll.
*After averaging 6.6 goals per game in its first five contests, Penn has scored 20 goals in the last games (11 vs. Cornell, 9 at Yale).
*Penn outscored Yale, 4-2, last Saturday in the fourth quarter. Prior to that, the Quakers had been outscored 23-10 in the fourth period for the season.
*Penn did not have an assist on any of its nine goals last weekend at Yale.
*Schwalje, who is averaging 2.8 points per game over the last five contests, has a team-high seven assists and is tied for the team lead with 17 points.
*Senior Dan Savage had two goals at Yale, giving him a team-high 12 for the season. He is tied with Schwalje for the team scoring lead, at 17 points.
*Junior Ryan Parietti also scored twice last weekend at Yale, the fourth time in the last five games he has had two goals.
*Senior John Conneely also scored at Yale; he and Schwalje are the only Penn players to have a point in every game this season. (Savage has a point in six of the Quakers' seven games.)
*Junior Anthony Santomo continues to lead Penn with nine caused turnovers, while sophomores Maxx Meyer and Zack Losco have eight each. Senior Will Koshansky, one of the national leaders in that category last year, has seven.
*McCallion leads Penn with 16 ground balls, while Meyer and Losco have 15 each. Santomo and sophomore Alex Blonsky have 12 apiece.
*Sophomore goalie Brian Feeney -- Danny's twin brother -- has a .436 save percentage and a 10.15 goals-against average so far this season.
*Junior goalie Brendan Engelke saw his first action of 2012 at Yale, starting the game and playing a half. He had two saves and allowed seven goals.
*Penn finished the 2011 regular season at 8-6, its best overall record since 2006 (10-4), and advanced to the NCAAs for the first time since that 2006 season.
*In Ivy League play, Penn's 4-2 record last year was its best since, you guessed it, 2006. However, the Quakers took second in the Ivy standings, behind Cornell. The last time Penn finished second in the Ivies? Try 1989.