|STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - April 27, 2002 - Penn State ended their season on a
high note upsetting No. 3 Virginia 13-8. The Lions improved their
non-conference record to 7-1 while their overall record improves to (8-5, 1-4).
Virginia drops to (9-3, 3-0) with the loss.
Penn State broke Virginia's momentum from the third quarter when Rob Booth
scored on an assist from Luke Ogelsby to give the Lions a 10-7 advantage.
Junior Charlie Perry scored the next two goals unassisted for Penn State to give
the Lions a 12-8 lead with 4:30 left in the match. Penn State never looked back
as they played solid defense in the last five minutes. Virginia tallied one goal in
the quarter coming from Conor Gill unassisted at 5:23 in the period.
After being down 8-2 at halftime, Virginia came out in the third quarter and
outscored the Lions 5-1. Cavalier goals included two from Chris Rotelli who
completed his hat trick and Joe Yevoli's goal with 4:02 left in the quarter. The
Nittany Lion lone goal of the period was an EMO goal from senior captain Will
Driscoll on an assist from sophomore Rob Bateman. The Lions were strong in the
second quarter as they outscored Virginia 5-2. Bateman scored two goals in the
quarter after capitalizing off of Cavalier turnovers. Freshman Will Jones scored
his first goal of the day on an assist from freshman Marc Young at the 9:57 mark
in the period. The Cavalier goals of the quarter were scored by Chris Rotelli and
Brett Hughes, both of which were unassisted.
The Nittany Lions shut out Virginia in the first quarter as they finished the first 15
minutes of the match with a 3-0 advantage. Playing in their final games of their
careers senior captains Sean Droogan and Will Driscoll each tacked on a goal
in the period to help the Lion cause. Luke Ogelsby finished the day with three
assists while containing a game high eight groundballs.
Junior goalkeeper Chris Garrity played all 60 minutes of the match making 12
saves and picking up eight groundballs for the Lions.