Mac O’Keefe had five goals and an assist in Penn State’s 27-10 win over Robert Morris. Photo courtesy of Penn State Athletics.
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Penn State‘s retooled offense needed all of two games to set a school record.
Backed by a ridiculous five-goal, one-assist day from Mac O’Keefe, the Nittany Lions blasted in-state foe Robert Morris, 27-10, to move to 2-0 on the young season.
The 27 goals were a school record for most tallies in a single game for PSU, and the big performance gave O’Keefe, who also had a ground ball, a whopping seven goals and three assists in the first two games.
Elsewhere from Team 91 alums:
Michigan 10, Cleveland State 8: Kevin Mack scored twice, added an assist and snared a ground ball as the Wolverines fended off the Vikings in their season opener. Connor Cronin won eight faceoffs and scooped up a ground ball for UM.
Hofstra 4, Lehigh 3: Down 3-1 in the fourth quarter, the Pride mounted a furious comeback, one that included Ryan Tierney‘s game-tying goal with 11:43 to play. The preseason All-CAA pick also picked up a pair of ground balls, while Riley Forte chipped in a four-ground ball performance. Bobby Casey stuffed 14 shots to secure the win.
Georgetown 13, Sacred Heart 10: Joe LiCalzi was a force for the Hoyas’ defense, corralling three ground balls and causing a turnover as Georgetown edged the Pioneers.
Loyola 17, Virginia 9: The Greyhounds rolled in the battle of preseason top teams, but the Cavaliers did get a goal, two ground balls and a caused turnover from Ian Laviano.
Duke 15, Jacksonville 8: Jordan Ginder secured the first of what will surely be many collegiate faceoff wins, securing a ground ball in the process, as the Blue Devils rolled.
Providence 12, Holy Cross 5: Justin Lynskey collected a ground ball for the Crusaders.