Men's Lacrosse Meets City Rival Saint Joseph's on Tuesday
PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's lacrosse team snapped a six-game losing streak in style on Saturday, knocking off Harvard 13-11 at Franklin Field. The Quakers are hoping to use some of that momentum on Tuesday night, as they face Saint Joseph's in the latest installment of this city rivalry.
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*After averaging 6.6 goals per game in its first five contests, Penn has scored 43 goals over its last four Ivy League games (11 vs. Cornell, 9 at Yale, 10 vs. Brown, 13 vs. Harvard). The 13 goals against the Crimson were a season high.
*Sophomore goalie Brian Feeney was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday for his play last week, when he tied a career high with 14 saves against Bucknell and then followed up with 13 in the Quakers' win over Harvard.
*Conneely, who has three hat tricks this season, now leads Penn in goals (16), assists (9) and points (25).
*Senior Anthony Adler also had a hat trick Saturday for the Quakers, his third in the last five contests. Prior to that, he had one goal in Penn's first five games this season.
*Sophomore Zack Losco entered Saturday's game against Harvard with two goals and an assist on the season; he had two goals and two assists against the Crimson.
*Junior Tim Schwalje had two goals and an assist on Saturday, giving him 22 points this season (14g, 8a) which is second on the team.
*Conneely and Schwalje remain the only Penn players to have a point in every game this season.
*Senior Dan Savage was held scoreless on Saturday, snapping a seven-game streak in which he had at least one point. He is third on the team with 19 points (13g, 6a).
*Junior Ryan Parietti had two points on Saturday, with a goal and an assist. He has at least two points in six of Penn's last eight contests.
*Freshman Isaac Bock scored his first collegiate goal on Saturday.
*Sophomore Drew Belinsky has recorded a goal and an assist in three of Penn's last five games (Cornell, Brown, Bucknell). Prior to that, he had just two points in Penn's first five contests.
*Meyer leads Penn with 32 ground balls -- despite missing two games earlier this season -- while Losco has 26.
*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.