March 25, 2010
QUEENS, N.Y. -
St. John's hits the road to play Penn State at 1 p.m. on Saturday in the last game before beginning the heart of the BIG EAST conference schedule.
St. John's (3-4, 0-1) comes into Saturday's affair after dropping a 13-4 decision to No. 6/6 Hofstra on Tuesday night at home. Penn State (0-6, 0-0) will look to bounce back from a 20-11 defeat at the hands of eighth-ranked Duke.
Saturday's game will mark the second time that St. John's faces off against the CAA this week. This season, the Red Storm has already matched up with the CAA standings leaders in Hofstra and Drexel.
Follow The Game Live
Fans can keep up with all of the live action by following the St. John's lacrosse twitter feed at www.twitter.com/STJ_Lacrosse. Live stats and live video will be available on the Penn State website on www.gopsusports.com.
Penn State leads the all-time series with St. John's, 4-1. The Nittany Lions won a 12-11 overtime shootout last year at Penn State.
Last Time Out
St. John's dropped a 13-4 decision to 6/6 Hofstra on Tuesday at home on DaSilva Memorial Field. Freshman Jeff Lowman got the start in goal, his second of the season, and turned away six shots in the first period, holding Hofstra to just one goal. Jamie Lincoln helped lead Hofstra to a seven-goal second period that broke the game open.
Senior Garrett Mitchell scored his tenth goal of the season before half to extend his consecutive goal-scoring streak to seven games.
Scouting the Penn State Nittany Lions
In the team's last game, Penn State fell to No. 8 Duke in a 20-11 decision. Matthew Mackrides led the team in points, scoring 4 goals.
Sophomore attacker Matthew Mackrides leads Penn State in points with 22, 20 goals and two assists. Mackrides also leads the team in shots on goal with 41 and a SOG percentage of .651. The sophomore has picked up a team-leading 26 ground balls. Second in points on the team is attacker Billy Gribbin. The freshman has tallied 16 points on 12 goals and 4 assists.
Charley Henneghan is the team's leading faceoff man, winning 50-76 for a percentage of .658.
The Nittany Lions have already faced four teams that are currently receiving votes in the Top 20.
2010 marks the first year that Penn State has played in the Colonial Athletic Association.