[Video] Distraction Of The Day: Dan Craig’s Goal No. 7 In SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays

Penn State men’s lacrosse entered a new era on Sunday at Penn State Lacrosse Field, facing off against No. 16 Ohio State in the program’s first conference matchup as a member of the newly formed Big Ten. Though the Nittany Lions came up just short in a 10-8 loss, Dan Craig scored a highlight reel goal during the program’s first nationally televised home game on ESPNU.

With Penn State trailing by four, 10-6, with under five minutes to go in regulation, T.J. Sanders put a shot on goal that was blocked aside but mishandled by a Buckeye defender as he attempted to pick up the rebound in front of his own net. Craig scooped up the ball and whipped a horizontal shot behind him on the backhand while falling to the turf, scoring top shelf over the goalie’s left shoulder.

Another game, another highlight reel goal from Dan Craig. How about this one, @sportscenter? #SCTop10

A video posted by Penn State Men’s Lacrosse (@pennstatemlax) on

 On Sunday night, the goal debuted at No. 7 in SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.

Dan Craig’s goal yesterday? No. 7 last night on Sportscenter’s Top 10!!! A video posted by Penn State Men’s Lacrosse (@pennstatemlax) on

Craig, a sophomore from Shelburne, Ontario, ranks fifth on the team this season with seven goals in nine games, including six assists. As a freshman, Craig made seven starts and appeared in twelve total games, scoring nine goals, tied for fourth on the team, while dishing out eight assists.

This isn’t the first time a Nittany Lion cracked the illustrious top play montage on ESPN’s flagship program. Allen Robinson’s soaring catch at the end of regulation in the four-overtime classic against Michigan on October 13, 2013 was named the No. 1 play on Saturday night’s telecast.

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CJ Doon

CJ is a senior journalism major from Long Island and Onward State's Sports Editor. He is a third-generation Penn Stater, and his grandfather wrestled for the university back in the 1930s under coach Charlie “Doc” Speidel. Besides writing, one of his favorite activities is making sea puns. You can follow him on Twitter @CJDoon, and send your best puns to [email protected], just for the halibut.


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