PHILADELPHIA - The Penn men's lacrosse team has an early-season showdown Tuesday afternoon, heading to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on another undefeated team, Bucknell. Faceoff at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.
The Quakers are 3-0 and re-entered this week's USILA poll at No. 19. The Bison, meanwhile, are also 3-0 and ranked 16th in the national coaches' poll.
Most recently, Penn used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Robert Morris, 13-5. Overall, eight different players scored a goal, and 11 players got a point in the game as the Quakers took a 9-0 lead by halftime and cruised to the victory.
Sophomore Craig Andrzejewski -- who was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Tuesday morning -- leads Penn in scoring, with eight goals and six assists for 14 points, and classmate Casey O'Rourke is second with 10 points (6g, 4a). In fact, six of the Quakers' top eight scorers are either freshmen or sophomores.
In goal, senior Gregory Klossner has started all three games. He has made 28 saves and allowed just 18 goals for a .609 save percentage.
For Bucknell, which last week defeated the team Penn replaced at No. 19 in the poll (Ohio State), youth is the name of the game on offense, as well. Freshman Austin Winter leads the way with 11 points (3g, 8a) while sophomore Perry Menzies has scored seven goals and freshman Tim Brandau has six goals.
At the other end, the Bison have allowed just 20 goals in three games. Nick Sciubba made his first collegiate start against the Buckeyes over the weekend, and came up with 10 saves while allowing six goals.