Penn State vs. Hobart
April 5, 2003
The Game Story:
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - April 5, 2003 - The Penn State men's lacrosse team (3-5, 1-2) went on a 7-0 run in the first quarter and never looked back as they defeated the Hobart Statesmen (5-4, 4-1) 14-10 today at a windy Bigler Field. The four-goal margin of victory for the Lions marked the first time since 1991 that a game between Penn State and Hobart hasn't been decided by one goal at University Park.

With a 12-7 lead going into the fourth quarter Penn State played solid defense to hold off any kind of comeback from the Statesmen.

Senior Rob Booth (The Haverford School/Gladwyne, Pa.) and sophomore Will Cutler (St. Johns College/Vienna, Va.) scored both Nittany Lion goals in the quarter to finish their days with three goals each.

Hobart senior John Bogosian notched two goals in the fourth to lead the Statesmen in scoring in the game with three goals.

Hobart outscored the Lions in the third quarter 3-2. Bogosian and junior Mark Williamson both scored goals for the Statesmen. Will Cutler was the lone scorer for Penn State in the third as he tallied an unassisted goal at the 10:58 mark.

The Lions tallied four goals in the second quarter to bring an 11-5 lead into halftime. Freshman Nate Whitaker (Thomas Jefferson/Alexandria, Va.) scored his fourth goal of the game with 12:52 in the quarter and senior Luke Ogelsby (The Haverford School/Byrn Mawr, Pa.) scored an unassisted goal to complete his day with one goal and two assists. The Nittany Lion offense played strong in the quarter as they out-shot the Statesmen 12-6.

Hobart tallied the first goal of the game 1:15 into the match. The Lions were not stunned as they went on a 7-0 scoring run in the next 12 minutes. Sophomore Will Jones (DeMatha/Annapolis, Md.) scored two goals in the quarter along with three from Whitaker and one each from Booth sophomore Mike Jacober (Moses Brown School/Providence, R.I.). Hobart never regained the lead and the Lions held the Statesmen to 28 shots for the rest of the game.

Senior goal keeper Chris Garrity (St. Mary's/Annapolis, Md.) played all 60 minutes of the match making 13 saves on the day. Garrity collected a season high eight groundballs in the game.

Penn State will host Navy in their last ECAC home match of the season on April 12 at 2:00 p.m. The Lions will head back to non-conference action when they travel to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on the Bucknell Bison on April 16.