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.
The Division II and III men's championship games will be played May 26 at the Linc.