No. 14 Penn Escapes with One-Goal Win over Saint Joseph's

Penn (2-0) would record back-to-back goals to pull ahead 2-1, but freshman Pat Swanick (Haverford, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep) registered back-to-back goals of his own toward the end of the first period and the start of the second (4:42, 10:45) to bring the Hawks back ahead, 3-2.

Simanski scored the first of his two goals at the 7:70 mark of the second period, assisted by sophomore attack Michael Dougherty (Malvern, Pa./Malvern Prep).

Sophomore goalkeeper Dustin Keen (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West) (2-2) made eight saves in 14 attempts in a full-game effort for Saint Joseph's.

The Quakers outshot the Hawks 41-24 and held a 27-15 advantage in ground balls. Junior midfielder Will Abbott (Chevy Chase, Md./Bullis School) had a strong outing at the faceoff, going 7-15 (.467) for the game.

Saint Joseph's will return home this Saturday, March 2, to host Wagner at Finnesey Field. Game time is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. The Hawks are 12-0 all-time against the Seahawks, with their last win coming in the form of a 6-5 victory on March 3, 2012.

Game notes: With his goal at the 13:33 mark, Franchak extends his goal-scoring streak to three games... Recording the first multi-goal game of his career, Swanick also extends his goal-scoring streak to three games... With his assist on Simanski's first goal, Dougherty extends his point streak to three games.

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