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Weekend Sports Roundup

by mitchell wilston. vs umass-lowell 11/14/13

There was plenty of Penn State sports action going on this weekend. From basketball to fencing, here is this weekend’s recap.

Men’s Basketball: 

There was a lot of excitement going into this weekend’s matchup with the Fighting Illini. Despite losing handily to Michigan State on Thursday, the Nittany Lions had racked off two impressive wins against Ohio State and Purdue. Unfortunately, the team hit a wall. After jumping out to a nice seven point lead in the early minutes of the first half, the team failed to capitalize on easy shots and second chance points. Illinois came out strong in the second half, and the Nittany Lions were never able to catch back up, falling 60-55. They play Indiana in Bloomington this Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Men’s Ice Hockey: 

The men’s ice hockey squad had an interesting week to say the least. The team lost 7-3 in the first matchup of the weekend series against No. 10 Michigan. The team rebounded in the next game, notching a 4-0 shutout, with Matthew Skoff helping to lead the Nittany Lions to its first Big Ten win of the season. They play Michigan State at Pegula on Friday.

Softball: 

The softball season is starting up, and Penn State was in action this weekend at the Kajikawa Classic. The team went 3-2 on the weekend, notching wins against Appalachian State, Bradley, and Seattle, but falling to Arizona State and Oregon State.

Indoor Track: 

Penn State was in action this weekend at the Sykes and Sabock Challenge Cup. The team showed up both days, as they took the first day of competition. The women were the stars of day two, as the team cruised right on through to a victorious day of competition. Two records were set, as Kiah Seymour helped the team set a new facility record in the 4×400 meter relay.

Men’s Volleyball: 

The Nittany Lions had a very successful weekend. The team notched wins against Erskine and Pfieffer, smaller school opponents. On the heels of a win against Ohio State this past week, the men’s volleyball team is riding high right now.

Men’s Fencing: 

The men were quite successful in South Bend this weekend. After a heated day of competition, the team emerged unscathed, as they finished undefeated on the weekend.

Women’s Fencing: 

Just as the men, the Penn State Women’s team put on a clinic this weekend. After many exciting bouts, they finished up with a 5-1 record for the weekend tournament.

Men’s Tennis: 

The Nittany Lions had a successful weekend of competition, knocking off the likes of UMBC, Bucknell, and Virginia Tech, among other schools. The team finished up the weekend with an undefeated record.

Women’s Tennis:

The women’s tennis team was not as fortunate this weekend, as they dropped both matches. They suffered losses to both VCU and William & Mary.

Women’s Basketball: 

It seems as though the good fortune that the men had against the Buckeyes rubbed off on the Lady Lions, as they took down OSU in Columbus by 20. Any win over the Buckeyes is a good one, and I’m sure the team enjoyed this one.

Men’s Gymnastics: 

The men’s squad had a solid showing this weekend against the Temple Owls. They were able to win with scores of  .431 550-401 .600.

Women’s Gymnastics:  

Nebraska was too much for the women’s gymnastics team to handle this weekend, as they took a loss with scores of .196 150-197 .225.

Men’s Swimming and Diving: 

Penn State had a solid showing in the pool this weekend at the OSU Invitational, as the team was able to record three 1st place finishes, along with landing four on the podium.

Women’s Swimming and Diving: 

Penn State showed up in Columbus, as the women were able to top the success of the men’s team this weekend. The women’s team recorded five 1st place finishes, and ended up with six victories, making this a very successful weekend in the pool.  

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