James Madison Scores at 0:46 to Upend No. 9 Penn State

Penn State out shot the Dukes by a 23-22 margin and held advantages both in draw controls (12-11) and ground balls (20-18). The Nittany Lions converted 3 of 6 free-position shots and were 12 of 13 on clears, while James Madison went 3 for 5 and 15 for 19, respectively.

The Nittany Lions opened the game on a 4-0 run. Madison Cyr scored just 59 seconds into the contest before Loizeaux netted a free-position goal with 27:33 left in the first half. Coffey and Mosketti then tallied markers, the later coming with 25:56 remaining, before James Madison scored three straight, including two from Finley, to make it a one-goal game.

Lechner tallied twice in a 12-second span to extend the Penn State lead to 6-3 before the Dukes finished the stanza on a 2-1 run. Emily Rhoads netted one for James Madison with 10:52 remaining before Mosketti made it a 7-4 game. Amy Roguski closed out the scoring in the first half, cutting the Nittany Lion lead to 7-5.

In the second half, James Madison erupted with a 4-1 run as it took its first lead of the game. After James Madison made it 7-6 in favor of the Nittany Lions, Loizeaux pushed the Penn State lead to two with 24 minutes left in the game. The Dukes then tallied three straight, the final with 12:32 remaining, as they grabbed the 9-8 lead.

Mackenzie Cyr, who scored on the free position, and Smucker tallied back-to-back goals for the Nittany Lions as Penn State took a 10-9 lead, but James Madison ended the game with two straight markers. Finley scored with 3:33 left in the game before netting the game-winner with 46 seconds remaining.

The Nittany Lions will return to action Saturday, March 8 when they host No. 12/12 Loyola at the Penn State Lacrosse Field. Opening draw is set at 1:00 p.m.

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2014-03-05



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