Mount Saint Mary's vs. Penn State
April 17, 2004
The Game Story:
The Mount St. Mary's men's lacrosse team fell to Penn State, 16-7, on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field in Emmitsburg, Md. Penn State scored seven goals in the second quarter to take control of the game en route to the victory.

The Mount started off strong, scoring three consecutive goals after the Nittany Lions (4-5) opened the scoring on a Patrick Heim tally five minutes into the game. Jason Werner (Severna Park, Md./Severna) converted a nice feed from Jay Duffy (Bel Air, Md./John Carroll) to knot the score at 1-1 at the 7:48 mark of the first quarter. Matt Warner gave the Mount a 2-1 lead just 1:39 later when he scored an extra-man goal off a Duffy feed. Duffy then scored the final goal of the quarter to give the Mount (3-7) a 3-1 edge heading into the second quarter.

Nate Whitaker then sparked a Penn State scoring outburst, finding the back of the cage twice in the first two minutes of the second quarter to tie the score at 3-3. Heim added his second goal of the contest to give the Nittany Lions the lead and Brian Mabry closed out a four-goal stretch for Penn State. After Billy Jautze (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) notched his 12th goal of the season, Penn State scored the final three goals of the half to take an 8-4 lead.

The Nittany Lions sealed the win by scoring all four goals in the third quarter. Whitaker scored his third of the day, follwed by two John Eremus goals and one from Matt Radicic for a commanding 12-4 lead.

The mount fought back on goals from Tilghman Herring (Upper Marlboro, Md./St. Mary's) and Duffy, but Derek Howells countered for Penn State before Eric Seifert (Newark, Del./Caesar Rodney) cut the deficit to 13-7 with his 13th of the season for the Mount. Penn State's Kevin Hershner, Radecic and Adam Kennedy tallied the final three goals of the game for the final margin.

Whitaker had three goals and an assist while Will Cutler added four helpers to lead the Penn State Offense. Eremus, Heim and Radecic added two goals each in the win. Duffy had a big day for the Mount, scoring twice and adding three assists for a game-high five points.