Rutgers vs. Penn State
April 19, 2009
The Game Story:
PISCATAWAY, N.J. Ė The Rutgers menís lacrosse team was unable to climb out of an early deficit, falling to ECAC foe Penn State, 9-4, Saturday afternoon in front of 2,500 fans at Rutgers Stadium.

The Scarlet Knights (4-9, 2-3) were led by junior Justin Pennington (Flemington, N.J.) with two goals and classmate Billy Olin (Horseheads, N.Y.) who recorded a game-high 14 saves. Penn State (7-5, 3-3) was paced by Rob Forsterís game-best four goals.

Penn State raced out to an early 3-0 lead in the first quarter, getting goals from three different players. Pennington would get RU on the board at the 4:13 mark of the opening stanza, scoring off a pass from hometown teammate Mike Diehl (Flemington, N.J.).

The Nittany Lion defense would hold RU scoreless in the second quarter and PSU scored five consecutive goals spanning three quarters to extend its advantage to 8-1. The Scarlet Knights would mount a late comeback, getting three straight goals from Pennington, Kory Kelly (Princeton, N.J.) and Gerhard Buehning (Essex Fells, N.J.). Rutgers would be held scoreless over the final nine minutes and get no closer than four scores the rest of the way.

Rutgers outshot Penn State 41-33 and held a plus-six advantage in turnovers.

The Scarlet Knights will play their final road game of the season on Saturday, April 25 at Georgetown. Face-off is set for 11 a.m.