Photos: Emotions Run High as Penn Tops Richmond in Overtime NCAA Thriller

Freshman Ben Smith golfed the tying goal into the net with 29 seconds left in regulation and then scored 17 seconds into overtime as Penn escaped with an 11-10 win over Richmond before 1,538 fans at Penn Park in the opening round of the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship on Saturday. Smith scored a career-high five goals, and Sam Handley added three for Penn (11-4), which improved to 5-2 in games decided by one goal and won its seventh in a row. Dalton Young had three goals for the Spiders (11-5), the Southern Conference champions who fell to 0-4 all-time in the NCAA tournament only after a mad scramble from Penn in the closing minutes.

Photos by Kevin P. Tucker