[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.
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.