PHILADELPHIA --The University of Pennsylvania men's lacrosse team dominated the first half against visiting Penn State, building a 7-1 lead at the break. That lead was enough for the Quakers, as they knocked off the 20th-ranked Nittany Lions in an 11-7 win at Franklin Field.
Reilly Hupfeldt had three goals in the win, leading all Penn scorers. Tyler Dunn and Connor Keating added secondary scoring with two goals apiece, while senior captain Nick Doktor had a goal and two assists for another three-point game.
Reed Junkin was big in goal for the Quakers, making 15 saves including six in the first half when Penn built up a 7-1 lead.
Penn (2-1) scored the only three goals of the first quarter, as Keating and Simon Mathias had goals just 2:17 into the game and then Hupfeldt notched his first. The Quakers made it 4-0 on Tyler Dunn's first collegiate goal, before PSU finally got on the board after nearly 24 scoreless minutes. Penn responded with the last three goals before halftime, however, as Hupfeldt sandwiched his second and third goals of the day around another Keating long-stick tally.
The Nittany Lions scored early in the third quarter, but that would be their only tally in the third as the Quakers got goals from Alex Roesner and Kevin McGeary to make it 9-2 heading into the final period.
Penn State came out blazing in the fourth, outshooting Penn 14-5 and outscoring them 5-2. It was not nearly enough, however. For the game, the Red and Blue outshot the Lions, 38-32.
Penn returns to action on Tuesday afternoon, hosting Lafayette at 4 p.m. Following that, the Quakers are at Villanova next Saturday.
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