Below is today’s Big Board with all of today’s results, box scores, and winning team recaps. Clicking on any box score will take you to that game’s box score. Clicking on the recap cell will take you to that team’s recap.
College Crosse Recap.
Penn State vs. Fairfield: A very close game for the Nittany Lions as Fairfield stayed with PSU for most of the game. Penn State was down 3-1 after the first quarter but was able to claw back to tie it up by halftime. After scoring 4 goals in the 3rd quarter PSU went into the 4th up 7-5 but a 3 goal outburst by the Stags early in the final quarter had Fairfield up 8-7 with 8:00 minutes left to play. PSU was able to respond with a very unconventional goal by Gerard Arceri 10 seconds later (video below) and an unassisted goal by Mike Sutton with 3:00 minutes to play helped put PSU up 9-8. Penn State was able to hold on in the final minutes of the game to go 8-0 on the season. The 8-0 start is the best start in program history eclipsing a 7-0 start by PSU in 1992. PSU’s Colby Kneese had a wonderful game with 12 saves. Penn State needed ever one of them tonight.
Wild goal! Gerard Arceri is stripped charging towards the cage, ball is directed into the goal. pic.twitter.com/p3mjGDlpyX— Dan Aburn (@danaburn2423) March 17, 2017
Rutgers vs. NJIT: Rutgers had their own scare tonight versus the Highlanders in an all Jersey battle at Drew University. NJIT actually went into halftime only down 5-4 as Rutgers was unable to shake off the Highlanders for much of the first half. RU’s star freshman Kieran Mullins led the Scarlet Knights in scoring with 3 goals and 1 assist. Rutgers probably would’ve gone into halftime with a deficit but for Mullins’ two first half goals. RU was able to pull away in the third as they scored two goals and then three more in the 4th for the final 10-6 score. NJIT’s Aaron Forster had a big game tonight with 5 goals.