PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Penn State Weekend Sports Roundup

Penn State’s fall varsity sports teams produced a mixed bag of wins and losses this weekend. Women’s Volleyball continued its dominant run and Women’s Soccer eked out a win over Minnesota, but field hockey fell to Northwestern in overtime while Men’s Soccer was defeated by Indiana. Here’s a recap of all the weekend’s games:

Field Hockey (@PennStateFH):

Friday afternoon saw the end of field hockey’s seven-game winning streak, as the 6th ranked team (10-3, 2-1 Big Ten) was defeated in overtime by 10th ranked Northwestern, 5-4. Penn State led 4-3 with ten minutes left to play, but Northwestern’s Chelsea Armstrong, who ended the game with a hat trick, scored the tying goal along with the game-winner 12 seconds into overtime, handing the Lions a tough loss. The team has a week-long break before its October 7th matchup against California.

Women’s Soccer (@PennStateWSoc):

No. 8 women’s soccer (10-2-0, 5-0-0 Big Ten) followed up their Thursday night shutout of Ohio State with a 4-3 victory over Minnesota yesterday afternoon. Though Minnesota scored in the fourth minute and kept the game close until late in the first half, Penn State pulled ahead in the second with a 4-2 advantage, a margin that the Gophers were ultimately unable to close.

Junior Maya Hayes and sophomore Whitney Church both contributed a pair of goals, with both of Church’s scores coming off of corner kicks from freshman Raquel Rodriguez.

Women’s Volleyball (@PennStateVolleyball)

Women’s volleyball (13-1, 3-0 Big Ten) reaffirmed the No. 1 ranking it received earlier this week with sweeps of both Wisconsin and No. 10 Minnesota on Friday and Saturday.

The team defeated Wisconsin in three sets on Friday (25-19, 25-21, 25-7), numbers that should speak for themselves. The Badgers could never quite keep pace with the Nittany Lions, who ended the game with a stifling third set, allowing just seven points.

Micha Hancock followed up her Big Ten Co-Setter of the Week award with another strong performance, while junior Deja McClendon–who was sitting at 998 career kills last game–surpassed the 1,000 kills milestone with a team high 14 against the Badgers. For the night, the Lions totaled 54 kills, five aces, 56 digs, and 8 total team blocks.

On Saturday, the women’s volleyball team knocked off No. 10 Minnesota with yet another dominant performance, with set scores of 25-23, 25-8, 25-20. Twice in the first set, the Gophers closed the margin to one, but a kill by junior Katie Slay ended the Gopher’s closest chance of the night at avoiding the sweep. After a relatively uncontested second set, Minnesota came within two late in the third, though sophomore Nia Grant quickly ended any hope of a comeback with three consecutive kills to close out the set and match for the Nittany Lions.

Men’s Soccer (@PennStateMSOC)

20th ranked men’s soccer (6-3-1, 1-1-0 Big Ten) was dropped by No. 10 Indiana, who scored with 4:57 remaining in the second overtime period. Senior Hasani Sinclair barely missed on a 15 yarder two minutes into the first overtime period, but the Hoosiers ultimately took the game on a goal from midfielder Harrison Petts.

About the Author

Bobby Chen

Writer and photographer, helping tell the many stories of the Penn State community.


More by Robert

[Photos] Penn State Tramples UMass, 48-7

Relive Penn State’s 48-7 thrashing of the UMass Minutemen through the lenses of our photographers, Bobby Chen and Hannah Byrne.

[Photos] Lunar Lion Debuts New Mission Headquarters

[Video] The Statesmen’s Ben Mays Sings Proposal to Girlfriend, In A Cappella


Tony Carr Experienced ‘Greatest Feeling Of His Life’ At NBA Draft

“Just to be able to hear my name called at the NBA Draft, it’s just a dream come true.” Penn State men’s basketball guard has reached the pinnacle of the sport — entering the NBA pro ranks after getting drafted Thursday night in Brooklyn by the New Orleans Pelicans. Carr, who had to wait around […]

Pelicans GM Excited To Bring In ‘Crafty’ Tony Carr

[VIDEO] New Orleans Pelicans Select Tony Carr In 2018 NBA Draft

Tony Carr First Nittany Lion Selected In NBA Draft Since 1999

Bundling Student Tickets And Offering Options: What Penn State Can Learn

Student Life

Student Farm To Commemorate Summer Solstice With Second Annual Celebration

Penn State’s Student Farm will celebrate the longest day of the year with tours and live music Thursday evening.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

Virtual Reality: Changing The Game At Penn State

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Pittsburgh-Based Burger Joint BRGR Opening State College Location

BRGR was able to strike a deal for the building in the past six months or so, as the new goal is to open Happy Valley location — the restaurant’s first outside of Pittsburgh — in early January 2019.

Bream Won’t Be Charged With Perjury

Tim Bream, the former live-in adviser for Beta Theta Pi fraternity, will not face a perjury charge for his testimony at a preliminary hearing in the case.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Don’t Like Penn State Student Ticket Policies? Change Them.

That potential lies as much in the hands of active, informed, and opinionated students as it does in those of the profit-driven athletic departments.

Send this to a friend