Men's Lacrosse Heads to Bucknell Tuesday
PHILADELPHIA - A frustrating run through the Ivy League is interrupted on Tuesday night for the Penn men's lacrosse team, as the Quakers go out of conference to face Bucknell. The Quakers and the Bison will face off at 7 p.m. in Lewisburg, Pa.
The Series with Bucknell
Around the Ivy League
Penn in the Mile High Classic
*According to laxpower.com, Penn entered the week having played the toughest schedule in the country -- a schedule that remains tough, as Bucknell is ranked 18th this week. In eight games so far this season, the Quakers have played teams that were ranked fifth (Cornell), seventh (Duke), eighth (UNC), 11th (Lehigh), 12th (Villanova), 15th (Princeton), and 20th (Yale) in this week's USILA national coaches poll. (Penn's next opponent after Tuesday, Harvard, is receiving votes in this week's poll.)
*After averaging 6.6 goals per game in its first five contests, Penn has scored 30 goals in the last three games (11 vs. Cornell, 9 at Yale, 10 vs. Brown).
*In the last two games, Penn has given up the winning goal with 12 seconds to lose at Yale and with 11 seconds to lose at home against Brown.
*Schwalje has a team-high seven assists and is tied for the team lead with 18 points.
*Conneely and Schwalje are the only Penn players to have a point in every game this season. (Senior Dan Savage has a point in seven of the Quakers' eight games.)
*Savage had one goal vs. Brown, giving him a team-high 13 for the season. He is tied with Schwalje and Conneely for the team scoring lead, at 18 points.
*Junior Ryan Parietti had two points Saturday against Brown, and has scored two goals in four of the last six games.
*Sophomore Drew Belinsky had a goal and an assist against Brown, the second time in three games he has gone for two points. (He had two points in the first five games combined.)
*Losco leads Penn with 20 ground balls, while McCallion and Meyer have 19 ground apiece. Santomo and Feeney have 14 each.
*McCallion had two assists on Saturday against Brown, his first two points as a collegian.
*Sophomore goalie Brian Feeney -- Danny's twin brother -- has a .430 save percentage and a 10.27 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.