Penn State Wins in Overtime, 9-8

Kevin M. Neibauer.

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The Penn State Nittany Lions (3-8, 1-2 B1G) welcomed the Michigan Wolverines (7-5, 0-3 B1G) to Panzer Stadium in University Park, PA.

The high Octane Wolverine offense was neutralized by a swarming Penn State defense en route to a 9-8 PSU Overtime victory.

Let’s Get to It

Penn State came out fast with two goals in the first forty three seconds

Dan Rhaume (2g) notched his 13th with just thirty six seconds gone

At 14:17, Hudson Bohn (1g) hit for his second.

Both were unassisted.

Justin Brown (5g) started his big day at 5:21 pulling Michigan within a goal.

Jack Posey (1g) added to the PSU lead with his second at 2:09.

The curtain closed on the taut opening stanza and a 3-1 Penn State edge.


Brown converted a feed from Ryan Cohen (1a) to cut it back to a one goal affair.

The Lions started to growl and unwrapped a three goal streak furnished by, Jack Kelly (1g), Michael Faraone (1g) getting his first, with Mac Costin (2g) supplying his 15th to close the half with the home team in front, 6-2.

Second Half

Mark Sickler (1g) made it a five goal lead with his 11th on the man up with help from Will Peden (2a).

The Wolverines fought back with Ryan Schriber (1g) at 9:36 followed by Brown getting his third of the game and sixth of the campaign.

Rheaume made it 8-4 off a second Peden helper with :47 remaining.

The Fourth..

The Michigan pride took over and they dominated the fourth.

Isaac Aronson (1g) scored on the man up when he converted a pretty no-look feed from Josh Zawada at 13:25.

Zawada was playmaker for a pair of Brown goals a minute four apart.

With 3:03 to play, Zawada (1g,3a) all in ten minutes, knotted it up, 8-8.

Regulation came to an end and on to Sudden Death.

The Wolverines drew a penalty and, with 2:34 on the clock, Mac Costin sent the Penn State fans home happy.


• Shots went 47-35 the Michigan way with a 23-20 Wolverines edge with shots on net.

• Turnovers we’re 18 Penn State to 15 Michigan.

• Ground Balls revealed a 37-34 edge the Michigan way.

• Michigan also won the face-off battle, 12-8 with Nick Rowlett winning 12.

• Shane Carr stopped 11 shots in 62:26 with Penn State’s Aleric Fyock stopping 15.

Penn State With OT Win.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.