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!