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MEN'S LAX DEFEATS PENN STATE, 12-10
State College, PA--Attackmen Josh Gerber and Brendan Mundorf scored three goals and added two assists each as UMBC (4-1, 1-1 ECAC) rallied from an early four-goal deficit to defeat Penn State (1-5, 0-2), 12-10.UMBC fell behind, 5-1, early in the second quarter before scoring three answered goals to trim the deficit to 5-4, but Penn State scored on a rebound goal at the halftime horn to restore a two-goal lead. The Nittany Lions still led, 9-7, after three quarters, but UMBC scored four straight goals in the first 3:28 of the fourth quarter to take their first lead of the game. Mundorf assisted Gerber on the game-tying goal 2:37 into the period and, after a long battle on the ensuing face-off, took a Greg Wojtech feed to get the go-ahead goal 34 seconds later. After UMBC's Adam Shiley made the score 11-9, UMBC controlled possession until the Lions' Marshall Feldman brought the hosts to within 11-10 with 4:07 left to play. But UMBC added the insurance goal as Gerber scored on an extra-man situation with 2:04 remaining and UMBC's defense kept Penn State from scoring in the final moments. Sophomore attackman Phil Grillo added two goals and an assist while junior midfielder Franklin Berry had a goal and an assist. Senior long stick midfielder Greg Wojtech had two assists and a career high 11 ground balls. Senior goalkeeper Tim Flanagan made 17 saves to record the victory.UMBC has now defeated Penn State four straight times in the series.
GOAL - (ASSISTS): PSU 1st quarter-Will Cutler - (Nate Whitaker), Marshall Feldman - (Marc Young), Will Cutler, Mike Jacober; 2nd quarter-Rob Booth, Derek Howells; 3rd quarter-Mike Jacober, Derek Howells - (Marshall Feldman), Greg Hale - (Rob Bateman); 4th quarter- Marshall Feldman.
UMBC 1st quarter- Phil Grillo; 2nd quarter-Brendan Mundorf, Joey Kestermann - (Greg Wojtech), James Hyland - (Josh Gerber); 3rd quarter-Brendan Mundorf, Franklin Berry - (Brendan Mundorf), Josh Gerber - (Franklin Berry); 4th quarter-Phil Grillo - (Josh Gerber), Josh Gerber - (Brendan Mundorf), Brendan Mundorf - (Greg Wojtech), Adam Shiley, Josh Gerber - (Phil Grillo).
SAVES: PSU, Chris Garrity (60:00 minutes, 12 goals allowed, 10 saves)
UMBC, Tim Flanagan (60:00 minutes, 10 goals allowed, 16 saves)
GROUNDBALLS: PSU, 41: UMBC, 37
EMO: PSU, 0-2: UMBC, 2-3
FACE-OFFS: PSU, 10-25: UMBC, 15-25