Penn State, seeded eighth, watched a four-goal halftime lead disappear under a barrage of Yale scoring as the Nittany Lions lost, 10-7, in the first round of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament on Saturday in State College, Pa.
Penn State (12-4), playing its first-ever NCAA tournament game, led by 5-1 before Yale (11-4) went on a 9-1 run in the second half.
After the Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead, the Nittany Lions reeled off five straight goals, including tallies by Jenkintown's Jack Forster and Downingtown's Shane Sturgis.
Also in the first round of the Division I men's tournament, No. 10-ranked but unseeded Lehigh fell to No. 1-ranked and fifth-seeded North Carolina, 16-7.
Matt Poillon made a career-high 17 saves for the Mountain Hawks, who finished the season 16-7.
The Division I men's semifinals will be played at Lincoln Financial Field on Memorial Day weekend.
Second-round exit. Cabrini, after hanging with Rochester Institute of Technology and trailing by just a goal at the half, fell, 22-13, in the second round of the Division III tournament.
The Cavaliers (15-4) took a 4-3 lead after one period. Damien Sobieski of Avon Grove and Ethan Heisman of West Chester were two of the scorers.