College Lacrosse: Penn Impressive, Loyola Falls

Penn sophomore Isaac Bock (Photo /

Heading toward the middle third of the lacrosse season, the Penn Quakers are serving notice that they are one of the best teams in the Mid-Atlantic, if not all the country.

The Quakers beat the Villanova Wildcats at the Independence Classic in Chester, PA on Saturday, 13-9. Penn now stands at 4-1, while the Wildcats fell to 1-4. Sophomore Isaac Bock continues to impress as he added three goals to bring his season tally to eight, along with 2 assists. Elevating Penn’s stature further was a Duke (3-4) win over the defending national champion Loyola Greyhounds (4-2). The Quakers opened their 2013 campaign with a solid win over the same Blue Devils at Franklin Field.

Penn finds itself ranked #13 in the country, one of four Ivys (Penn, Princeton, Cornell, Yale) inside the top twenty threshold.

While its baseball team is on a southern road trip to the RussMatt Invitational, the Navy (3-3) men’s lacrosse team took care of business at home against Lafayette (2-5) on Saturday with a 12-11 win. Goalie Nolan Hickey had 13 saves for the Mids.