MLax Falls in Season Finale


Philadelphia - The Penn men's lacrosse team fell, 21-6, to No. 6 Maryland at Lincoln Financial Field to end the 2005 season. The Quakers, who had goals from six different players, end the campaign at 2-11 overall.

Seniors Zandy Reich, Brian Amen and Greg Voigt all recorded a point in their final collegiate game against the two-time ACC Champion Terrapins. All four of Penn's goalies saw time in the net for the Quakers as they played in their first game at a professional stadium - which happens to be the site of the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships. Senior Denis Cole made his final start in goal and made three saves.

Maryland jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and never looked back. Reich scored Penn's first goal of the game off an assist from Patrick Rogers with 4:55 left in the first and the Quakers' defense held Maryland scoreless for the final five minutes of the opening quarter. The Terrapins tacked on two more goals to open the second, including a man-up goal just eight seconds into the quarter, before Rogers had his second assist of the game when he fed Luke Dixson in front of the goal at 13:07. Maryland scored six more goals in the second to take an 11-3 lead into halftime.

Penn opened up the second half on a high note when Alan Eberstein went the distance for an unassisted goal at 13:20. Maryland scored just two goals in the quarter as the Quakers held the Terrapin defense in check. The Red and Blue came out firing in the fourth quarter with goals by PJ Gilbert and DJ Andrzejewski at 14:23 and 11:53, respectively, but could not find the back of the net the rest of the game.

Andrzejewski and Rogers finished the contest with two points apiece. The Quakers will graduate six seniors next week as Amen, Jamie Arestia, Cole, JT Pitcher, Voigt and Reich all played in their final collegiate contest.

Written by Carla Zighelboim