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Penn State Lacrosse Falls In USILA, Inside Lacrosse Polls

Penn State men’s lacrosse (1-3) hit a couple of steep slides in this week’s Inside Lacrosse rankings and USILA Coaches Poll.

After a brutal 13-6 loss to Johns Hopkins this past Saturday, Jeff Tambroni’s squad fell five spots to No. 17 in Inside Lacrosse and six spots to No. 18 in the USILA poll.

The Nittany Lions’ most recent loss to the previously unranked Blue Jays was as ugly as can be. Penn State’s offense couldn’t get much of anything going, as the group didn’t even put a shot on net in the game’s third quarter. Star attackman Mac O’Keefe also struggled to play to his normal standards Saturday.

Before that loss, the Nittany Lions picked up a desperately needed win over Ohio State after dropping their first two contests to Rutgers and Maryland.

The Big Ten was all over this week’s rankings, as Maryland and Rutgers found themselves in the top ten of both polls. Ohio State and Johns Hopkins came in at No. 13 and 14 in the USILA poll, while the pair moved back spots to No. 14 and 15 in the Inside Lacrosse rankings.

The good news for Penn State is that it’ll play the only unranked team in the Big Ten this coming weekend. Michigan has opened the season with a dismal 0-4 start and will host the Nittany Lions at noon this Saturday. That contest between longtime conference foes will be broadcast on BTN+.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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