The St. Joseph’s Hawks (1-1) became the latest defense to feel the wrath of the Top Ranked Nittany Lions (3-0) in a totally one-sided DI Lacrosse game at State College.
Following the script, it was the Mac O’ Keefe, Grant Ament show with the phenoms combining for an unworldly 13 points to push the finely tuned Nittany Lions to a 19-4 victory over the Hawks…
Things started well for the visitors with Austin Strazzula (1a) setting up Evan Campbell (1g) to give the Hawks a feel-good feeling and a 1-0 lead at the 12:46 mark.
Penn State was awakened and O’Keefe (6g), TJ Malone (2g, 3a), O’Keefe and Ament (1g,6a) gave Penn State a 4-1 edge after one quarter.
Taking off the gloves, the Lions went a five-goal second-quarter run fueled by a pair from O’Keefe, Jack Traynor (1g), O’Keefe for his fourth of the half and Jack Kelly (1g) to close the half and any doubt on the outcome, 9-1.
Dylan Foulds (1g, 1a) took the PSU run to 10 goals before The Hawks saw Levi Anderson (1g) get the second of the game for the visitors.
O’Keefe and Kevin Hill (2g) said, “Hold my Beer” to close the next to last quarter with a 12-2 score.
Penn State stormed the beach with Kelly, Seamus Glynn (2g) and Joe White (1g,2a) pushing things to 15-2.
Zach Mantei (1g) stopped the carnage but White countered.
The Hawks nailed a man-up tally from Matt Tufano (1g) before Barrett Sutley (1g) and Jake Glatz (1g) ended the festivities.