Men's Lacrosse Shuts Down Robert Morris, 13-5

Box Score

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa.- Last year, Penn had little trouble disposing of Robert Morris at Franklin Field.

One year later, this time playing in Moon Township, it was the same story as the Quakers scored the game's first nine goals, held the Colonials without a goal in the first half and cruised to a 13-5 win at Joe Walton Stadium.

Penn improved to 3-0 with the victory, while Robert Morris fell to 2-2. The Quakers outshot the Colonials, 47-26, and took 16 of the 20 faceoffs in the game.

Penn used a balanced attack, getting goals from eight different players. In all, 11 players got on the scoreboard for the Quakers, led by Craig Andrzejewski who had three goals. Casey O'Rourke had two goals and two assists, while Andy Chima and Alex Salihi also scored twice. Freshman Chris Harms dished off three assists, while sophomore Garvey Heiderman had two helpers.

Penn scored twice in the first quarter, as Drew Collins finished a feed from David Cornbrooks and then Andrzejewski tallied an unassisted effort with just 16 seconds left. The Quakers blew it open in the second quarter, scoring seven times to take a commanding 9-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.

O'Rourke scored the first goal of the run, and later assisted two of the other goals. Andrzejewski finished the streak with the last two goals, and Harms assisted each of the last three goals in the run.

Robert Morris finally got on the board 15 seconds into the third quarter, then tallied a second goal with 10 minutes remaining. However, Penn answered with goals from Alex Weber and O'Rourke. RMU scored the last goal of the third and then the first one in the fourth, before Chima netted his two goals to close out Penn's scoring.

Gregory Klossner played the first half in goal for the Quakers and had two saves without allowing a goal; he gave way tofreshman Chris Casey, who played thethirdquarter and made three saves. Greg Murray played thefinal stanza between the pipes and had four stops.

Penn is back in action midweek, traveling to Bucknell to take on the Bison. Game time for Tuesday's contest is 4 p.m. in Lewisburg, Pa.