Box Score (PDF)
WEST POINT, N.Y. - You think the Penn men's lacrosse seniors wanted to go out on a winning note?
When the final horn had sounded on the Quakers' 11-10 win over Army at Michie Stadium, the numbers certainly answered the question: Yes. Five different seniors scored, totaling nine of Penn's 11 tallies. At the other end, another senior -- Greg Murray -- had easily established a career high with 17 saves.
The win put the finishing touches on a season that, on the whole, is undoubtedly considered a disappointment at 5-8. However, this team should be given credit for not packing it in when they easily could have. Penn ended a 5-8 campaign with two straight wins, three wins inits last four contests, and four victories in its last six outings.
The Quakers got off to a great start, scoring the only three goals of the first quarter. Craig Andrzejewski started what would be a season-best seven-point game with a goal just 1:58 into the contest, then seven minutes later Casey O'Rourke scored unassisted. With 4:40 left, Morgan Griff finished an Andrzejewski feed. At the other end, Murray wasmaking four saves without being beaten,and the quarter ended with Penn up, 3-0.
Army (6-10) needed seven minutes of the second quarter to finally get on the board, as Jeremy Boltus finished a Sean O'Sullivan feed. Andrzejewski answered just 1:18 later, but the Black Knights drew within one by halftime thanks to Brooks Korvin who scored twice in the final 3:17.
After a relatively quiet first half scoring-wise, things got crazy in the second. In the first two minutes of the third quarter, Penn got a pair of goals from Garvey Heiderman (the second assisted by Andrzejewski) to go up 6-3. Jason Peyer needed just nine seconds to get one of the goals back. Nearly six minutes went by before Rob McMullen pushed the Quaker lead back to three, but then Army scored twice in a 40-second span to make the score 7-6 with about five minutes to play in the third. Andrzejewski closed out the quarter's scoring off a Corey Winkoff feed with 34 seconds left.
In the fourth, Army scored just six seconds in, but Penn responded with goals from Drew Collins and Heiderman (his third of the day) which made the score 10-7. Army got one of the goals back with 7:05 remaining, but Alex Weber finished an Andrzejewski feed to put Penn up, 11-8.
Peyer scored off a Boltus feed with 3:06 left, and then the two reserved roles with 1:14 remaining that made the score 11-10. However, that was all for the Black Knights.
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