The Pioneers Lacrosse Team is Making its Way into the Season

The Pioneer men's lacrosse team dominated the second half of their season opener after a slow start; they delivered a convincing 10-5 win over the Nittany Lions of Penn State in State College. The Pioneers, now ranked No. 12 in the country by the Nike/Inside Lacrosse Men's D1 Media Poll, were led by sophomore Joey Murray, who contributed four points in the win.


The Pioneers struggled with turnovers throughout the first half, but finally they were able to break the Penn State lead back down to two goals when Goltra scored late in the second quarter to send the Pioneers into halftime down 5-3.


Jeb Hollingsworth the senior goalkeeper for the Pioneers had a great game as he made seven saves, and tied for the team lead by picking up five groundballs. Four Pioneer players finished the game with multiple points. Murray and Goltra both notched four points, while Koll and Ilija Gajic had two apiece.


Only being recognized for past season's achievements, the Pioneers have garnered some pre-season achievements. The Pioneers were also picked by a coaches' poll to repeat as GWLL champions. With 27 returning players from last year's squad, the Pioneers are looking to improve on their 2006 success with a schedule stacked with the country's best teams.


The Pioneers will play lacrosse returning winners such as the University of North Carolina, Stoney Brook University, Notre Dame University, Ohio State University and Duke University


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