PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Penn State Athletics Weekend Recap

This weekend was one to remember for Penn State Athletics, even with the football team in the midst of its bye week. The men’s and women’s hockey teams made their Division 1 debuts. Men’s and women’s soccer, along with women’s volleyball, all earned weekend sweeps.

Here’s a recap of all things Penn State sports from the last weekend:

Men’s Hockey: The Men’s Hockey team made its Division-1A debut this weekend at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion against American International, dropping the game 3-2 in overtime. The Lions outshot AIC 63-29, but could not put the game-winner past goaltender Ben Meisner before Yellow Jackets forward Jon Puskar score with 21 seconds remaining in overtime.

The first away game in Penn State Hockey history, however, turned out much better. The Lions beat American International on Saturday by a score of 4-3 (OT). Freshman David Glen scored the first two goals of his collegiate career, including the game winner just 28 seconds into overtime, and Mark Yanis and Jonathan Milley also tallied their first goals of the year.

The team continues its road trip over the next two weeks, playing four of their next five in the state of New York. The next home game for Penn State is Saturday, November 3 against Buffalo State.

Women’s Hockey: After making their Division-1A debut last weekend at Vermont, the Lions looked to open their conference play with a bang against a tough Syracuse team.

Penn State dropped both games, however, by scores of 4-0 and 6-0, and fell to 1-3 overall. They play two games this weekend against Sacred Heart, and then return for a six-game home stand, starting on October 25 vs. RIT.

Women’s Volleyball: The top-ranked Women’s Volleyball team swept #17 Purdue on Friday night, and defeated Indiana 3-1 on Saturday. The Lions improved their record to 18-1 overall and 8-0 in the Big Ten. Check out our full weekend volleyball recap here!

Field Hockey: The 7th-ranked Penn State field hockey team handed #11 Iowa its first Big Ten loss of the year on Sunday, defeating the Hawkeyes 5-1 on Senior Day. Senior Kelsey Amy scored a hat trick, and Asthin Klinger scored two more to put the Hawkeyes away for good.

The team inproved to 12-3 overall, with a 3-1 record in the Big Ten. They play at Ohio State on Friday at 3 p.m., before returning for the final home game on Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m.

Men’s Soccer: The Men’s Soccer team won a hard fought match against Michigan State on Sunday, defeating the Spartans 2-1. Daniel Burnham scored his 3rd goal of the season, and John Gallagher added another as Penn State moved up to third overall in the Big Ten Standings with a record of 7-4-1 (2-1-1 Big Ten).

The team takes on Bucknell at Jeffrey Field on Wednesday at 7 p.m., before traveling to Evanston, Illinois for a huge road match-up with first place Northwestern.

Women’s Soccer: The #4 Women’s Soccer teamed earned a win over Nebraska 4-0 on Friday night, with two goals from junior Maya Hayes (10 on the year) and goals from Mallory Weber and Taylor Schram.

They continued their winning ways in Iowa City, defeating Iowa 2-1 on Sunday night. Taylor Schram continued her great weekend, scoring both goals for the Nittany Lions. Penn State has never lost to Iowa, going 18-0-0 against the Hawkeyes all time.

The wins kept Penn State undefeated in the Big Ten, and continued its season-high 9 game winning streak. They have two home games this weekend, playing Michigan State on Friday at 7 p.m., and taking on Michigan on Sunday at 1 p.m. These will be the last two home games of the year, so make sure you get out to cheer on a team on its way to a 15th straight Big Ten title!

About the Author

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson was Onward State's Acting Managing Editor/Resident Old Man. He lived in Harrisburg almost his whole life, but he says he's from California -- where he was born -- because that's more fun. He loves cats and Chinese food, but only separately. He met both Ben Affleck and Kanye West within a half hour, so the three of them are basically best friends. If you want to hear his #scorching #hot #takes, you can follow him at @ARobinsonPSU or email him at [email protected]



North Dakota Interested In Playing Against Penn State Hockey In Nashville

North Dakota is working towards an agreement that will see its hockey team play against Penn State in Nashville during the 2020-21 season.

Former Cal Swimmer Says She Emailed Sandy Barbour About Sexual Harassment Claims

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

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.

State Theatre Recognized As A State College Historic Site

As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend