There’s breaking records, and there’s breaking records the Mac O’Keefe way.
The Team 91 2016 and Syosset alumnus went into Friday’s game vs. Michigan needing two goals to break the Division I all-time career goals record. He got that – and then some.
OF COURSE HE DID. 🚨
MAC O’KEEFE WINS IT FOR @PennStateMLAX
O’Keefe sets the all-time goals record and ends the game with his sixth goal. pic.twitter.com/qP1Fe4Soxd
— US Lacrosse Magazine (@USLacrosseMag) April 16, 2021
O’Keefe fired home six goals for Penn State, including the overtime game-winner, as Nittany Lions edged the Wolverines, 14-13. He also handed out a pair of assists and scooped up three ground balls in the win. He also needed 11 less games to reach the mark than previous record holder Justin Guterding did.
“Mac O’Keefe, the greatest goal scorer in Division I men’s lacrosse history.”
Congrats, Mac! Unbelievable accomplishment. https://t.co/vpEpo4uRlE
— Team 91 (@team91lacrosse) April 16, 2021
The record-breaking goal, the 213th of his illustrious career, came on a vicious low-to-high crank that rocked the net back. O’Keefe ended the game by taking a skip pass and zipping a low-to-low rip through the five-hole for the win.
— Hofstra Men's Lacrosse (@HofstraMLAX) April 17, 2021
Delaware 14, Hofstra 13
Towson 10, Hofstra 8
’16 Ryan Tierney (Massapequa) also inscribed his name into the Hofstra record books – again – by scoring once and setting up fellow 91 ’16 Justin Lynskey (Massapequa) for a goal to give him the most points in Pride program history. The previous mark stood since 1955, and Tierney has at least three more games to give himself some distance from the record.
Tierney also added two ground balls and a caused turnover, while Lynskey finished with two goals and a ground ball. ’16 Bobby Casey (Wantagh) denied 13 shots sent his way and added a pair of ground balls. ’16 Riley Forte (Half Hollow Hills West) scored once and ’16 Logan Danenza (St. Anthony’s) had a ground ball for Hofstra.
Tierney popped a hat trick against the Tigers to go along with an assist and three ground balls. Lynskey scored once, while ’18 Extreme Drew Martin (Half Hollow Hills East) won four faceoffs and picked two ground balls.
Georgetown 11, Denver 10
’17 Joe LiCalzi (South Side) collected a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover as the Hoyas upended the Pioneers in overtime.
’16 Lucas Cotler (Syosset) twice found the back of the net and added two ground balls for Denver.
Feed of the year?
— Lacrosse Bucket (@LacrosseBucket) April 16, 2021
Duke 13, Virginia 12
’20 Crush Brennan O’Neill (St. Anthony’s) paced the Blue Devils with a hat trick, two assists and a ground ball, ’19 Orange Tyler Carpenter (Salisbury, Conn.) grabbed four ground balls and caused a turnover and ’18 Extreme Owen Caputo (Middle Creek, N.C.) and ’20 Crush Aidan Danenza (St. Anthony’s) each added a goal to lead Duke to an overtime win.
’17 Ian Laviano (Cold Spring Harbor) chipped in an assist and two ground balls for the ‘Hoos.
Christian Mule' with the behind-the-back beauty in the first half of this one! pic.twitter.com/XmOf1Ye5Hi
— Lehigh Lacrosse (@LehighLacrosse) April 18, 2021
Lehigh 18, Lafayette 11
Lehigh 14, Lafayette 11
’19 Orange Christian Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) feasted on the Leopards, burning them for four goals and two assists in the first game and following it up with a hat trick, an assist, a caused turnover and a ground ball in the rematch.
The ’19 Orange duo of Justin Tiernan (Glenn) and John Sidorski (East Islip) each had a goal and an assist in the opener and both followed it up with a tally in the back half of the home and home. ’19 Orange Nick Turrini (Calhoun) caused a pair of turnovers in the second game.
Stony Brook 22, Binghamton 8
’18 Extreme Anthony Palma (East Islip) led the Seawolves by making nine saves, while ’19 Orange Andrew Giovinco (Syosset) scored once to go with a ground ball. ’20 Crush Dane Reda (Mattituck) made his collegiate debut with a caused turnover and a ground ball for Stony Brook.
’17 Tom Galgano (Bethpage) grabbed five ground balls and caused a turnover for the Bearcats, who also got two caused turnovers and two ground balls from ’17 Kyle Tiernan (Glenn). ’18 Teddy McLoughlin (Islip) scored once to go with a caused turnover from his defensive spot.
Rutgers 17, Johns Hopkins 11
’18 Extreme Ethan Rall (Islip) was a menace all over the field for the Scarlet Knights, dishing out an assist, grabbing three ground balls and causing a turnover. ’20 Crush Brett Martin (Half Hollow Hills East) did great work as an SSDM for Hopkins, causing a turnover to go with two ground balls.
Saint Joseph’s 13, Bryant 5
’17 Matt Tufano (Glenn) handed out two assists, scored once and picked up four ground balls, ’19 White Alex Keener (Bethpage) scored once and added a ground ball and ’18 Ryan Doran (Half Hollow Hills East) had an assist and six ground balls. ’19 White Shawn Wolf (Bellport) tacked on a ground ball in the win.
LIU 17, Mount St. Mary’s 15
’19 Orange Blake Behlen (Commack) was great again for the Sharks, handing out four assists to go with two goals as LIU edged the Mount.
Air Force 18, VMI 4
’16 Vince Lombardi (Bayport-Blue Point) spearheaded a stingy Falcons defense with two ground balls and a caused turnover and ’20 Crush Chris Bardak (St. Anthony’s) added four ground balls as Air Force rocked VMI.
Lingner with the big stop on the EMO. Still 12-7 UBC pic.twitter.com/7rfuBAJ22H
— UMBC Men's Lacrosse (@UMBC_MLax) April 17, 2021
UMBC 12, UMass Lowell 7
’17 Tommy Lingner (St. Anthony’s) was a rock in the UMBC cage once again, denying a dozen rips sent his way and gobbling up three ground balls.
Hartford 14, NJIT 9
’20 Orange Jack McCarthy (Connetquot) recorded a pair of caused turnovers for his first multi-caused turnover game as a Hawk as Hartford cruised.
Manhattan 13, Siena 12
’20 Crush Trevor Marsala (Mount Sinai) caused two more turnovers for his fifth straight game with multiple caused turnovers for the Saints.
Drexel 19, Fairfield 7
’19 Orange Kyle Munson (Calhoun) stopped two shots in relief for the Dragons.
Marquette 9, St. John’s 8
’18 Extreme James Amorosana (Manhasset) caused a turnover and grabbed a ground ball to help Marquette win in OT. ’16 Tom Martello (Chaminade) scored once and set up another for the Johnnies.
Le Moyne 15, Adelphi 14
Adelphi 14, Pace 9
’16 Justin Napolitano (Sachem East) had two ground balls and ’16 Quintin McKenna (Harborfields) added an assist in the double overtime loss to Le Moyne. Napolitano, the All-American defenseman, scored once to go with two caused turnovers and four ground balls against Pace, while McKenna tossed out another assist.
Cabrini 15, Marywood 7
Cabrini 23, Neumann 3
Cabrini 28, Wesley 3
’18 Extreme Matt Sageder (Mount Sinai) made four, two and one stops to help the Cavaliers roll to a three-win week.
Catholic 22, Susquehanna 8
’17 Sean Baudo (St. Anthony’s) paired four goals with two assists and a ground ball as Catholic cruised.
Maritime 14, Farmingdale State 12
’19 White Connor Buschle (St. John The Baptist) led the Privateers with two goals, an assist and two ground balls, which was enough to offset ’18 Extreme Jake Wandle‘s (Rocky Point) one-goal, two-assist day for the Rams.
Wilkes 11, Lycoming 10
Albright 11, Wilkes 10
’20 Orange Matt Warns (Mattituck) grabbed a whopping six ground balls and caused a turnover in the opener, then caused two turnovers, won a faceoff and picked up a ground ball.
Cortland 19, Brockport 5
Cortland 14, Geneseo 13
’17 Charlie Ricottoni (Half Hollow Hills West) made a save in relief in both games.
RIT 21, Ithaca 6
’17 Stephen Ketelsen (Hicksville) fueled a stout RIT defense with a caused turnover as the Tigers rolled.
’18 Conor Caiazza (Half Hollow Hills East) picked up a ground ball for the Bombers.
Tufts 27, Wesleyan 11
’18 Jake Sexton (Chaminade) buried four goals and snared two ground balls for Wesleyan.
Union 19, Vassar 5
’19 White Max Albanese (West Islip) supplied the bulk of the Vassar offense with two goals and a helper to go with a caused turnover.