Penn State Sports Weekend Recap
It was a good sports weekend for Penn State in places other than just Iowa City. Several programs won, and the women’s soccer team clinched its fifteenth consecutive regular season conference championship. A review of all the teams in action can be found below.
Field Hockey: (@PennStateFH) The seventh-ranked field hockey team improved its record to 13-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten, defeating No. 21 Ohio State 3-0 last Friday. Kelsey Amy scored two goals while Brittany Grzywacz added another. The team returns home tomorrow night against Bucknell.
Swimming: (@PennStateSWIM) The swimming team had its first meet of the season, facing West Virginia on Friday. Both the men’s and women’s teams won, 174-69 and 146-97 respectively. They will return to action three Saturdays from now, hosting Villanova.
Women’s Ice Hockey: (@PennStateWHKY) The women’s ice hockey team split a weekend series with Sacred Heart in Bridgeport, Connecticut, losing 2-1 on Friday night before bouncing back and recording a resounding 6-1 victory on Saturday. They now have five straight home games in a row, beginning with Rochester Institute of Technology on Thursday night.
Women’s Soccer: (@pennstatewsoc) The fourth-ranked women’s soccer team defeated Michigan State 5-1 at home on Friday night. Goals were scored by Christine Nairn, Maya Hayes, Mallory Weber, and Mallory Peterson (2). Penn State clinched its 15 consecutive Big Ten title with a 1-1 tie against Michigan on Sunday. The Wolverines had the lead for much of the second half before Christine Nairn scored for the Nittany Lions with five minutes remaining in regulation. The Big Ten champions are back in action against Purdue on Friday night for their final regular season game before the conference tournament.
Tennis: (@pennstateMTEN, @pennstateWTEN) Penn State went to the ITA regional this weekend. In men’s, Bryan Welnetz made it to the Round of 16 but failed to advance. In doubles, Russell Bader and Roman Trkulja made it to the quarterfinals but were also unable to advance. In women’s, doubles partners Petra Januskova and Chelsea Utting advanced to the quarterfinals and will continue tomorrow. Januskova is also competing in the single’s tournament.
Men’s Soccer: (@PennStateMSOC) Penn State stunned 21st ranked Northwestern in a 1-0 overtime victory on Sunday. Hasani Sinclair scored the goal in the 104th minute off a rebound from Daniel Parr. Penn State had just two shots on goal to Northwestern’s five. The Nittany Lions are now 9-4-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the Big Ten. This is their third win a row, and they return home to face Ohio State on Sunday for Senior Day.
Men’s Hockey: (@PennStateMHKY) Guy Gadowsky’s squad split two games over the weekend, losing to Buffalo State and defeating Rochester Institute of Technology. A full recap can be found here.
Women’s Volleyball: (@PennStateVBall) This top ranked team just keeps on winning although Michigan did take them to five sets in Ann Arbor Saturday night. More details can be found here.