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Lax loses for fi fth time in six games

After leading for almost the entire
game, the Red Storm (3-5) fell to previously
winless Penn State 13-11 last Saturday at
College Park, Penn.

Penn State (1-6) rallied in
the fourth quarter by scoring six
goals to take the lead for good.
The underclassmen were refreshing
for the Red Storm. Freshman Alex
Lagodich scored a team-high four
goals, including two in the third quarter.

Lagodich’s performance marks the
highest goal mark of the season for any
St. John’s player.

Sophomore Charlie Holenstein,
redshirt sophomore Ryan Herits, and
freshman Tyler Novotny each scored
one goal.

Once the Nittanny Lions tied the
game at nine apiece in the fourth quarter,
Red Storm midfi elder Garrett Mitchell
ran down the left sideline and fi red a
shot. The ball barely escaped Penn
State’s goalkeeper. The goal extended
Mitchell’s goal-scoring streak to eight
games and gave St. John’s a 10-9 lead
with 12:34 remaining.

For the rest of the quarter, however,
Penn State was able to take advantage
of numerous face-offs and penalties.

At one point, the Nittany Lions
scored three goals while having an
extra man in only three minutes. They
clinched the game with just over
than two minutes remaining, capitalizing
on an empty net.

The Red Storm will begin the Big
East regular season when they travel
to Rutgers this Saturday at 3 p.m.

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