Colgate vs. Penn State
March 13, 2007
The Game Story:
NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (3/13/2007)óPenn Stateís Brian Shea scored three goals to lead the Nittany Lions to a 7-4 victory over Colgate University in menís lacrosse action this afternoon at Georgetown Prep. The Raiders were led by sophomore Brandon Corpís (Chittenango, N.Y.) two goals.

The Raiders fall to 4-2 overall, while Penn State picks up its first win of the season to go 1-4.

The Nittany Lions controlled play throughout much of the first 20 minutes. Shea put Penn State on the board first just 2:41 into the contest. Pat Heim added another tally six minutes later to put PSU in front 2-0 after the first frame.

Penn State doubled the score to 4-0 in the opening six minutes of the second session before Colgate was able to get its offense going. Corp fired in a low shot at the net that Penn State goalie Drew Adams was able to get a stick on. The ball bounded out of his crosse and fell into the goal to make it a 4-1 game.

Two minutes later Corp took a pass from Matt Lalli (Princeton Junction, N.J.) and fired it high into the left corner of the cage to make it a two-goal game. The Raiders continued to hold the Penn State offense in check in the quarter, forcing a pushing penalty with 2:05 remaining in the third quarter.

Sophomore Kevin Colleluori (Bethpage, N.Y.) faked a flip to Jeff Hiller (Wantagh, N.Y.) and sent a pass from behind the cage to a streaking Nick Monastero (Bohemia, N.Y.) who just touched it into the back of the net for a man-up score.

Coming out of the break ahead by one goal at 4-3, Shea gave PSU a two-goal cushion once again with his third goal of the day. Corp responded with his second tally in the contest to make it 5-4 with 5:51 in the third period.

The two teams tightened up defensively in the final 20 minutes as Penn State pulled away with two unanswered goals in the fourth quarter.

The Nittany Lions controlled the faceoffs, winning 10-of-15 restarts. The two squads tied for 33 groundballs apiece, while PSU held a 28-20 advantage on shots.

In goal, sophomore Brian Cain (Rocky Point, N.Y.) made nine stops for Colgate. Drew Adams had seven saves for Penn State.

Colgate returns to action on March 21 when they travel to take on league rival No. 5/4 Navy. That game is set for 4 p.m., in Annapolis.