NCAA Lacrosse: No. 15 Princeton Takes Down No. 19 Penn

D HoldingCorrespondent IIIMarch 18, 2012

Tom Schreiber and Mike MacDonald had a big day for the Tigers
Tom Schreiber and Mike MacDonald had a big day for the Tigers

Ivy League conference play began on St. Patrick's Day.

The Penn Quakers made the 45-minute trip to visit Ivy League foe Princeton.

Penn came into Saturday's matchup with a record of 1-3, but somehow managed to win 11-4 and hold onto a No. 19 ranking in the Inside Lacrosse Media Poll.

Princeton was coming off of an impressive 14-8 victory over No. 10 Villanova. Tigers senior goaltender Tyler Fiorito excelled against the Wildcats, returning to his All-American pedigree.

On Saturday, the Tigers were too much for the Quakers.

Princeton out-shot Penn 31-26. Princeton got three goals and two assists from freshman attacker Mike MacDonald. He had three goals in his first college game against Hofstra, but had since cooled off.

With sophomore Tom Schreiber and junior Jeff Froccaro dominating the stat sheet in recent weeks, opposing defenses have left MacDonald with room to make plays.

Schreiber added a goal and three assists. Frocarro chipped in with two goals and an assist.

Faceoffs also went in the favor of the Tigers, who relied on attacker Froccaro to come up to midfield and gain possession of the ball.

Senior goalie Tyler FIorito had seven saves and finished with a 63 percent save rate.

For the Quakers, Tim Schwalje had a goal and two assists. Ryan Parietti also had a nice afternoon, adding two goals.

Moving forward in the Ivy League, Princeton will travel to Yale next weekend, and Penn will take on conference front-runner Cornell.