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Sports Roundup: While You Were In Columbus Edition

While the eyes of most Penn State sports fans were fixated on Saturday’s football clash between the Nittany Lions and the Ohio State Buckeyes in Columbus, several other sports teams played pivotal matchups with mixed levels of success. Here’s a recap of all the action:

Wrestling 

Cael Sanderson’s squad dropped an early Big Ten contest to Minnesota at Rec Hall yesterday 23-14. Frank Molinaro, David Taylor, and Ed Ruth recorded wins for Penn State.  However, Minnesota jumped out to an early lead and was in control for most of the match.

Hockey

The Icers’ quest for an undefeated season came to a halt over the weekend. They lost to Delaware Friday night 4-3, but came back to defeat the Blue Hens 5-1 at home on Saturday. Despite the one loss, the Icers maintain an impressive 11-1 record and now have some time to rest before games against Rutgers in two weeks.

Women’s Soccer 

An impressive season ended on a sour note yesterday with a 4-2 loss to Wake Forest in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Maya Hayes contributed two goals, including one in the tenth minute to give Penn State a 1-0 lead, but it was not enough as the Deamon Deacons rallied for the win. For the first time since 2006, Penn State will not be a part of the quarterfinals. Correction: Thanks to @LienardAC for noting that in fact Women’s Soccer lost in the second round last year.

Women’s Basketball

The Lady Lions improved their record to 3-1 for the season and gave South Carolina its first loss with a come-from-behind 55-50 road win. Maggie Lucas led the team with eighteen points including the final six to seal the win. They are back in action this weekend for the Nugget Classic in Reno, Nevada where they will face Iowa State and either Nevada or Butler before a home date with North Carolina on November 30th.

Women’s Volleyball 

To no one’s surprise, Russ Rose’s squad swept Indiana on Friday Night (25-14, 25-23, 25-12). The more impressive win came Saturday night at Rec Hall where they defeated eighth ranked Purdue on Senior Night. After dropping the first set, Penn State rallied for a four set win (22-25, 25-18, 25-15, 25-18). Maddie Martin, Deja McClendon, and Ariel Scott all played a strong match. Nebraska will likely wrap up the Big Ten Title this week, but Penn State now has another resumé win with the tournament selection show less than a week away. They will conclude the regular season on the road Wednesday and Saturday night against Ohio State and Michigan State respectively.

 

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

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