Only one game on the schedule this afternoon. But it should be a pretty decent one as Bucknell & Bryant go at it at 1:00 PM. Additionally, there is a stream for the game and it is free, so that should go nicely with your brunch today.
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Bryant travels to play Bucknell for its first game of the season. Bucknell already has one game under its belt, as the Bison lost to Maryland 11-6 back on February 2nd. Bucknell is led on offense by captain Reed Malas who was a 2019 Preseason All-Patriot League pick. The Bison defense is anchored by Christian Klipstein in the cage. Klipstein is nearing 500 career saves at Bucknell and had a pretty decent game versus Maryland with 10 saves.
Bryant is 1-5 in this series against Bucknell. But despite the Bison head-to-head edge, the games are usually pretty close, as five of the six previous contests in this series have been decided by one or two goals. This will be the first game for Bryant, but they return a lot from their 2018 team. Indeed, Bryant returns five of its top seven goal scorers from a year ago, including sophomore Marc O’Rourke, who led the Bulldogs in goals (33 Gs) last year. O’Rourke was the NEC Rookie of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection in 2018.
Puglise, also a Redskins fan, now wears a Dolphins beanie, too — the same version his friend wore. As sophomore at Maryland, Puglise receives the same question as Lee. Why the Dolphins?
His answer isn’t simple. It’s personal and painful. Yet, Puglise wears the hat anyway and doesn’t shy away from explaining. Lee, his close friend since eighth grade, died in December. The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner reported the cause of death was suicide. For Puglise, the healing process is ongoing, but he also knows by honoring his friend publicly, he has an avenue to start conversations about mental health.
Another member of the Johnston clan will be a Division I athlete in Orange. Evan Johnston, the daughter of Cowboys legend Daryl ‘Moose’ Johnston, announced this week her commitment to play lacrosse at Syracuse, her father’s alma mater. Moose played running back at Syracuse for four seasons before being drafted by Dallas in the second round of the 1989 NFL draft. Evan currently attends The Hockaday School and will graduate in 2020.
No. 9 Penn State men’s lacrosse (2-0) had itself a field day in a 27-10 win against Robert Morris (0-1) on Saturday. The team broke its record for most goals in a game, passing the 26 mark set in 1976 against Lafayette.
The wealth was shared all around with 15 players scoring for Penn State, including five from Mac O’Keefe and four from freshman TJ Malone. Grant Amant was the biggest playmaker on the day, nabbing himself six dimes.
How It Happened
Despite the offense onslaught shown on the scoreboard, neither team got on the board until 9:26 to go in the first period. O’Keefe struck first, but Robert Morris kept the pressure up on the Nittany Lions, replying right back with a goal of its own. It was 3-2 Penn State with five minutes to go in the first, but after Dan Reaume scored less than a minute later, it was all Penn State.