Weekend Sports Round-Up
Penn State athletics had a lot to be proud of this weekend, with victories in football, field hockey, soccer, and volleyball. In case you missed any events, here’s a round-up of Penn State’s sports action from the last few days.
Coming off of an 0-2 start with tough losses to Ohio and Virginia, Penn State took down Navy, 34-7. Sophomore WR Allen Robinson scored 3 touchdowns and was the first Penn State receiver to accomplish that feat since Graham Zug against Michigan in 2009. Their next game is Saturday against Temple at Beaver Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. and it will serve as the highly-anticipated “Blue Out” game.
The #4 Women’s Volleyball team certainly bounced back from their loss to Oregon State last weekend. They swept all 3 of their opponents as a part of the Penn State Classic. Friday night, they took down Portland (25-9, 25-13, 25-12) to begin tournament play with 48 total kills and 37 total digs, along with a strong hitting percentage of .566.
Saturday morning, they beat Duquesne (25-16, 25-16, 25-16) with the help of Katie Slay’s 12 kills. Freshman Megan Courtney continues to improve, having 8 kills in the match, as did junior Deja McClendon. They finished out the tournament Saturday night in Rec Hall against Eastern Illinois (25-14, 25-14, 25-16), showing exactly why they’ve earned the #4 spot. Slay was named the tournament MVP, while Courtney and sophomore Lacey Fuller were named to the all-tournament team.
Head out to Rec Hall on Wednesday at 8 p.m for their next match against #1 Nebraska.
Coach Charlene Morett and the #6 Field Hockey team have dominated the entire season and continued that performance this weekend in high scoring games against Lehigh and Monmouth University.
Friday night, the team defeated Lehigh University 8-0 and scored within the first 3 minutes. In the end, Penn State out-shot Lehigh, 30-9. Kelsey Amy and Hannah Allison each contributed 2 goals in the game. Saturday, the team beat Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J. 7-1. Kelsey Amy scored her 11th and 12th goals on the season. Their next game is Friday aginst Indiana University at 3 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Field Hockey Complex.
The Men’s Soccer team took down two opponents this weekend and remained undefeated at home. Friday night, they played Albany and although it was just a 1-0 victory, the team showed their dominance in the first half. They connected on opportunities throughout the whole game, and out shot Albany 14-11. Julian Cardona scored his team-high 5th goal of the season in the 23rd minute.
Sunday afternoon, the guys beat Adelphi, 3-0. Each goal was a first for the team member that scored it, and the red-shirt freshman goalie Danny Sheerin saw time as well. Their next game is Friday at Wisconsin at 8:30 p.m.
The #11 Nittany Lion Women’s Soccer team took down #13 Wisconsin Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field, 2-1. Junior Maya Hayes, back from the U-20 World Championships, and Freshman Raquel Rodriguez each contributed a goal to the win. Their next game is at Northwestern on Friday at 8 p.m.
It would be tough to script a much better weekend for Penn State sports than this last one. 9 games. 9 victories. I could get used to this.