Lehigh vs. Pennsylvania
April 15, 2003
The Game Story:
Bethlehem, PA – Senior Tony Lowe scored seven goals and had two assists, but Lehigh could not top Penn falling 15-11 on Tuesday evening. The loss drops the Mountain Hawks to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in the Patriot League, while the Quakers improve to 5-6 on the season and 1-4 in the Ivy League.

After falling behind 2-0, Lehigh quickly tied the score on Lowe’s first two goals of the day. Those would be the Mountain Hawks only goals of the period, but the Quakers added three more for a 5-2 lead after the first 15 minutes. Penn’s Zandy Reich scored three of his six goals in the quarter. Lehigh would get outscored 5-2 in the second period as well, and trailed 10-4 at the half.

Lowe added both of Lehigh’s third period goals, and the Mountain Hawks trailed 13-6. Lehigh trailed 15-6 after back-to-back goals by Greg Voit in the first 1:46 of the fourth period. The Mountain Hawks would not surrender another goal, as Lehigh scored five unanswered goals in its late comeback bid. Lowe scored his final three goals in a 7:10 span in the middle of the quarter.

Lowe’s seven goals and nine points are Patriot League season bests. All seven of the senior’s shots found the back of the net. Freshman Mike McConnell had two goals and an assist. Senior Scott Carpenter and freshman Tom Weiss each snagged seven ground balls. Sophomore Tom Weiss and senior Bill Gugliemo split time in goal. Ellis picked up the start, and made eight saves while allowing ten goals in the first 30:00. Gugliemo entered the game to start the third quarter and made four saves and allowed the final five Penn scores over the last 30 minutes.

"We spent too much time on defense in the first half," head coach Chris Wakely said. "Penn is a skilled team and you can’t let them have the ball that long or they’ll make you pay. We did a better job of staying off the defensive end in the second half and were able to get some offense."

Reich’s six goals and two assists for eight points led the Quakers. Will Phillips added four goals and five points and Greg Voit scored four points from three goals and one helper. The Quakers’ Ethan Haire had a game-high nine ground balls. Mark Gannon played the first 49:32 in cage for Penn, making six saves and allowing seven scores. Denis Cole relieved Gannon after Lowe’s fifth goal and surrendered Lehigh’s last four goals while stopping one Mountain Hawk shot.

The Mountain Hawks return to action on Saturday, when they host rival Lafayette at 7:00. The contest can be heard live on the Lehigh website at www.lehigh.edu.