Penn State men’s soccer midfielder and captain John Gallagher is suspended for Saturday’s date in Ann Arbor against Michigan.
Gallagher, who also missed the Nittany Lions' 1-0 defeat to No. 11-ranked Indiana this past weekend, was given a red card in the final minute of Penn State’s (6-3-1) contest against Lehigh on Sept. 25.
After a scuffle in the 89th minute, Gallagher and Lehigh’s Brian Suchoski were sent off the pitch.
Per NCAA rule 12.12.1, any player or coach ejected from a game cannot participate in the next regularly scheduled game, including the postseason.
Because Gallagher received a red card and subsequent ejection at Lehigh, he was fully expected to serve his suspension against Indiana.
However, the fact that he’s must sit out a second consecutive game could mean that the Big Ten or NCAA has looked further into the matter and deemed it worthy of an extended suspension.
The senior has been a key cog in Lions' midfield in 2012 and takes most of the team's free kicks and corners.
Gallagher has yet to score a goal this year, but has two assists to his name.