Penn State vs. Air Force
March 4, 2002
The Game Story:
Penn State Sports Information

3.4.2002

Men's Lacrosse Dominates Air Force in Home Opener 16-2 Senior Captains Tim Emmick and Will Driscoll have three goal games.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - March 4, 2002 - The Penn State men's lacrosse team started their home schedule today with a win over Air Force 16-2. The Lions improve their record to 3-0 while Air Force drops to 1-1. The win marks the first time since 1992 that the Nittany Lions have started their season 3-0. Penn State scored two goals in the final period coming from Will Cutler (Vienna, Va./St. Johns College) and Ben Cusson (Cromwell, Conn./St. Paul's) to finish the game. Michael Stoltz (Hereford, Md./Hereford) saw playing time in the last three minutes of the match.

Freshman Josh LaGrow (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) saw playing time in the third quarter as he made two saves on six shots while giving up an Air Force EMO goal. Four different Lions including Greg Hale (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford-Bridgeton), Mike Jacober (Providence, R.I./Moses Brown), Will Driscoll (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) and Cutler scored in the period along with two assists from Luke Ogelsby (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Haverford School). Penn State didn't show any signs of weakness in the second quarter as the Lion defense shutout Air Force allowing only four shots. Will Driscoll scored two of his three goals in the period while Ogelsby tallied two assists. The Nittany Lions also collected 16 groundballs while being a perfect four for four on clears. The Lions got off to a great start as they scored their first two goal s 51 seconds into the contest. Senior captain Tim Emmick (Corning, N.Y./Corning West) scored two goals in the quarter on the way to his second hat trick of the season. Junior Rob Booth (Gladwyne, Pa./Haverford School) and freshman Marc Young (Devon Pa./Haverford School) both tacked on goals for the Lions to give them a 4-1 advantage after the first quarter.

Chris Garrity (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) made his third start of the season making five saves giving up two goals. He faced 19 shots on the afternoon. The Lions will host Georgetown and start ECAC conference play on Mar. 9 at 1:00 p.m. Cornell will then visit University Park on Mar. 16 at 1:00 p.m. in non-conference play.