Pennsylvania vs. Army
May 3, 2008
The Game Story:
PHILADELPHIA--The men's lacrosse team came out firing with six goals in the first quarter and kept Army on its heels throughout the game, winning 13-9 in the season finale. The Quakers finished the season at 6-7 while the Black Knights settled in a 9-6.

The Quakers were fierce in the first quarter as Morgan Griff started things off with two quick goals from the right side. They were the freshman's first goals of the season. Next J.J. Lian exploited the same side, ripping a shot to go up three at 8:45. Army responded on a man-up opportunity, but three more Penn goals before the end of the period put the Black Knights down 6-1.

Army looked rejuvinated in the second, scoring just 1:04 into the period, but Craig Andrzejewski put Penn's lead back to five just a minute later. Alex Weber extended that lead with 9:41 to go in the period, but Army got two back before half time.

The Quakers made it clear that they were looking to keep their lead with a goal 18 seconds after the second half's opening faceoff. Army made a surge with three goals, including two just seven seconds apart. That run closed the gap to just two goals, but that was as close as Army would get. Casey O'Rourke scored and gave Penn a double digit score for the fifth time this season.

In the final period, Penn took advantage of an Army penalty when Andrzejewski connect with Al Kohart for the freshman's 19th goal of the season.

Penn goalkeeper Greg Murray made a big save late in the fourth, but the rebound was loose, rolling in the crease and Army's Justin Bokmeyer picked it up and scored. Murray made nine saves on the day while his counterpart at the other end of the field, Adam Fullerton made 10.

The Quakers added two more tallies in the last five minutes of the game. O'Rourke's completed a hat trick for the senior while Andrzejewski's with 2:06 left to play gave him four points on the day. It was Penn's 13th goal which ties the team's season high output.

Army tacked on one more with 57 second left on a man-up advantage.