PHILADELPHIA — Penn State Lacrosse saw its season end in heartbreaking fashion, on a controversial game-winning goal by the Duke Blue Devils in the NCAA national semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field.
Duke’s Garrett Leadmon foot was clearly in the crease on the overtime game-winner, sending the Nittany Lions packing, 16-15.
The call was so egregious that the NCAA blocked replies to the account’s tweet announcing the final score.
Penn State Lacrosse fans more than voiced their displeasure on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s season-ending overtime loss.
— Cameron Panase (@Panase31) May 27, 2023
With the technology we have today, it’s a shame there is no replay or coach’s challenge in NCAA Lacrosse. Because of this, Duke just won the National semifinal game versus Penn State on a goal that should not have counted. Wow.
— No-L ✨ (@the1stNoeI) May 27, 2023
Penn State got ROBBED. Holy shit what an absolute botch job by the refs there. Penn State fans launching full crispy cold ones onto the field now
— Jordie (@jordiebarstool) May 27, 2023
ESPN NFL Reporter agrees that Penn State got robbed
Penn State lacrosse just got screwed. That was a clear crease violation.
Hate to see an epic semifinal end like that.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 27, 2023
Lacrosse Great also agrees that Penn State got robbed
wow…what an incredible game. feel for penn state. can’t discredit duke players — just have to get the rules right.
— Paul Rabil (@PaulRabil) May 27, 2023
I’ve never watched college lacrosse in my life, but Penn State getting hosed on that last goal will enrage me for the rest of the day. Just awful.
— Connor Griffin (@RealCGriff) May 27, 2023
Abolish the NCAA. That game was a all-time classic ruined by a missed call. Penn State Lacrosse will be back but that’s a rough way to end the season.
— Grant Flagler (@grant_flagler) May 27, 2023
Death, taxes, NCAA screws Penn State
— CJ Mangum (@cjmangum_) May 27, 2023
Instant Reaction: Penn State lacrosse ROBBED pic.twitter.com/lU3gg3EzGR
— Ryan Hickey (@Ryan_Hickey3) May 27, 2023