Penn men's lacrosse snapped a two-game skid in the slushy Lehigh Valley weather on Tuesday night.
The Quakers pulled out a 9-6 win over Lafayette with some unexpected help from senior midfielder Chris Moriarty, who led the way with a hat trick.
Penn (3-2) got a solid effort in goal from junior Jimmy Sestilio, who made 10 saves and strengthened his case to win what appears to be an up-for-grabs position in net.
Jason Sands scored the first goal of the game for the Leopards, but the Quakers struck twice in quick succession with goals from Moriarty and senior Chris Hupfeldt.
It hasn't been quite the start of the season that Penn men’s lacrosse had hoped for.
Three games into the young season, Penn men’s lacrosse is undefeated no more.
Two games in, two wins down, two brothers helped the team get there.
Don’t call it a comeback.
But in the case of the men’s lacrosse team’s game at Saint Joseph’s last night, a comeback is exactly the right word to use.
In the first two periods at Sweeney Field, the Quakers (2-0) allowed seven unanswered goals from the Hawks (1-2) before clawing back to win 11-10 in overtime.
While it may not be a home matchup, Penn men’s lacrosse will not have to venture far for its matchup on Tuesday as it visits a local foe.
In the midst of their earliest week of play in program history, the Quakers will travel to take on Saint Joesph’s, seeking to defend their undefeated mark against the Hawks.
Tuesday’s contest marks the second game of the Red and Blue’s season following their season opener against UMBC on Saturday.