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Penn State Weekend Sports Recap

While some high profile programs including football and volleyball suffered tough losses, several other sports teams were in action this past weekend. Below is a recap of how each fared.

Women’s Soccer (@PennStateWSOC): The fourth-ranked women’s soccer team played at Purdue on Friday night. In the 2nd minute of action, freshman Mallory Webber scored off an assist from Emily Hurd. In the 30th minute, senior Maddy Evans scored on a header off a corner from Raquel Rodriguez. Keeper Erin McNutly had 7 saves. Penn State’s 2-0 win gave them a 16-2-1 record overall and 10-0-1 in the Big Ten. They face Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in Bloomington. Penn State beat Iowa earlier in the season 2-1.

Men’s Hockey (@PennStateMHKY): The men’s hockey team faced Army on Friday night. Kenny Brooks scored in the 9th minute of the 1st period. Jonathan Milley scored in the 2nd minute of the 2nd period on the power play. Peter Sweetland, Casey Bailey, and David Glen added the final three goals of the game. PJ Musico had 34 saves. The team then faced Sacred Heart University on Saturday night in a high scoring 6-3 victory. Sacred Heart scored first, but Michael Longo immediately struck back for Penn State. Max Gardiner and Jonathan Milley would add two more quick goals to put the Nittany Lions up 3-1 before Sacred Heart scored again. Nate Jensen scored 8 minutes into the second period for the Lions. Sacred Heart would score their final goal of the game four minutes later. In the third period, Mark Yanis scored in the 6th minute, followed by Penn State’s final score from Curtis Loik a minute later. Penn State is now 4-2 and faces Fredonia State on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in Fredonia, N.Y.

Women’s Hockey (@PennStateWHKY): The women’s hockey team faced Rochester Institute of Technology Friday night. Taylor Gross scored off a power play in the 7th minute of the first period, and less than 30 seconds later, Shannon Yoxheimer, who also assisted on the first goal, scored one of her own. RIT responded with goals late in the 1st and in the 3rd, but the game would end in a 2-2 tie. Nicole Paniccia had 59 saves. They played again on Saturday night, but RIT would win 4-1 this time. Freshman Shannon Yoxheimer scored on a power play late in the 1st period for her 5th goal of the season. Nicole Paniccia made 34 saves.

Field Hockey (@PennStateFH): The fifth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated 21st-ranked Michigan State to clinch the Big Ten title. Four minutes into the game, Laura Gebhart scored off a deflection. Taylor Herold put Penn State back in front after Michigan State tied the score. In the second half, Penn State came out on fire, with four goals from Lauren Purvis, Whitney Reddig, Brittany Grzywacz, and a second goal from Herold. Alya Halus had 7 saves. Penn State ends the season with an overall record of 15-3 and a 5-1 conference slate. The Lions earned the number one seed in the Big Ten tournament which begins on Thursday. Their opponent is yet to be determined.

Fencing (@PennStateFEN): Penn State went to the Temple Open this past weekend. Epee Yasser Mahmoud tied for third place in the tournament and Mitchell Culler came in fifth place. Three other Penn Staters finished in the top fifteen including Saber Sean Moran, Saber Jessica Russo, and Elizabeth Rapp. Ana Coutinho came in eight in the foil. Penn State will host the Garrett Open this weekend.

Men’s Soccer (@PennStateMSOC): Penn State tied Ohio State 4-4 on Senior Day. The Nittany Lions scored first off a Daniel Burnham header from the corner in the 9th minute. Ohio State responded with two goals in the 13th and 24th minute. Marvin Ledgister tied it up in the 28th minute for the final goal of the half. Julian Cordona struck first for the Lions in the second half, and Penn State scored again seven minutes later with a goal from Daniel Parr. Penn State could not hold the lead, allowing two Ohio State goals, including one in the final three minutes of play. Penn State finishes its Big Ten schedule with a record of 3-1-2 and will play Penn in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Cross Country (@PennStateTFXC): The 13th-ranked women’s cross country team placed third in the Big Ten Championship on Sunday. Rebekka Simko came in fifth overall. Robby Creese came in 23rd for the men allowing Penn State to come in sixth place. The NCAA Mid-Regional will be held at Penn State on November 9th at noon.

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Katie Blitz

I'm a freshman Public Relations major. I was born in Staten Island, but I prefer to say I'm from New York City. I went to Brooklyn Tech High School, a specialized high school, and I'm very proud of it. I'm a huge sports fan - mostly (and sadly) a New York Jets fan.

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