TOWSON, Md. - The Penn men's lacrosse team got off to a good start Saturday at Towson, but wes done in by a 10-1 Tiger run that bridged three quarters and fell, 18-12.
Penn scored three times in the game's first five minutes, as Casey O'Rourke, Al Kohart and J.J. Lian all tallied unassisted efforts. However,the Quakersmanaged just two goals over the next 35 minutes while Towson rolled up 12 goals to put this game away.
Junior Craig Andrzejewski scored a pair of goals and also dished off an assist, a total of three points which gives him 102 for his collegiate career. The last Penn player to reach 100 career points? His older brother, D.J. Andrzejewski, who had exactly 100 in a career that spanned 2003-06.
O'Rourke tied his season high with two goals, and also had an assist for three points. Rob McMullen led the Quakers with three goals, while Kohart added two assists to his early goal. Garvey Heiderman had a goal and an assist. Penn also greatly improved on its shooting percentage of recent games, finding the net 12 times on just 38 attempts.
Chris Casey and Greg Murray split time in the goal Saturday, as Casey made five stops in the first half and Murray came up with eight in the second.
For Towson, Tim Stratton and Blake Best scored five goals apiece, while Brian Vetter had four. Jonathan Engelke had four assists.
In a game that was rife with penalties, Penn was 3-of-9 on man-up situations while Towson went 2-of-7 when up.
Penn will close out the 2008 season next Saturday, hosting Army at Franklin Field. Faceoff is set for 4 p.m.