Penn State vs. Delaware
April 3, 2002
The Game Story:
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA -- Host Penn State broke open a close game by outscoring the University of Delaware 6-1 in the final quarter on the way to a 16-8 non-leage men^s lacrosse game Wednesday night at Jeffrey Field.

The Blue Hens dropped their fifth straight contest, all to Top 20 teams, to fall to 2-6 on the season. Penn State snapped a four-game losing streak to improve to 4-4 on the season.

Delaware will look to snap the losing skid this Saturday as they travel to Connecticut to take on Colonial Athletic Association foe Sacred Heart for a 1 p.m. start. Both teams are 0-2 in CAA play and will be looking for their first ever CAA victory.

Blue Hen sophomore Ryan Metzbower (St. Mary^s/Severna Park, MD), held to just one goal over the last three games, scored two goals and freshman Bryan Tingle (Central Bucks East/Jamison, PA) also scored twice to lead the Blue Hens. Matt Lehmann, Chris Bickley, Scott Evans, and Bob Meunier also added goals with Evans chipping in with an assist.

Will Driscoll led Penn State with six goals while Will Cutler added three goals and Luke Oglesby handed out five assists. In all, nine Nittany Lion players scored a goal on the evening.

Penn State took a 6-4 lead at halftime as Driscoll scored three of his goals. Delaware fought back and cut the Nittany Lion lead to 9-7 on a goal by Metzbower with 5:26 left in the third quarter.

But Penn State took off from there with a five-goal run, including two by Driscoll, to take control at 14-7. Delaware finally ended the drought on a goal by Tingle with 3:03 left but it wasn^t enough.