PSU Athletics: Weekend Sports Recap
Penn State sports had another great weekend. The women’s swimming team set six school records, and the Lady Lions won a second consecutive Big Ten championship. Check it out, along with our other One Team action, below.
Women’s Basketball: The #7 Lady Lions won its sixth straight game on Sunday, defeating Michigan 68-57. In front of 14,000 fans clad in pink, the Lady Lions won their second straight Big Ten Championship.
Wrestling: The top-ranked wrestling team won its fifth straight dual meet on Sunday, defeating Rutgers 34-0. The team was led by Bryan Pearsall with a pin at 141, and #2 David Taylor getting a major decision at 165. The win was Coach Cael Sanderson’s 100th as a head coach.
Women’s Swimming: The women’s swimming team placed third out of the 12 teams in the Big Ten Championship. There were six school records set at the meet, and Alyson Ackman and Paige Whitmire earned first team All-Big Ten honors.
Men’s Volleyball: The #9 Penn State men’s volleyball team swept two home matches at Rec Hall this weekend, defeating George Mason 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22) on Friday, and beating Princeton 3-1 (25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 27-25) on Saturday. Sophomore Aaron Russell led the way during the weekend, tallying 35 kills between the two matches, while senior Tom Comfort collected 32. The team plays its next eight matches on the road.
Baseball: The baseball team was swept at Liberty this weekend, falling 4-1 on Saturday and 12-3 and 6-1 in a Sunday doubleheader. This drops the teams’ record to 1-5. The team plays 12 games on the road before their home opener on March 20 against Akron.
Gymnastics: The men’s and women’s teams both won their matches at Rec Hall this weekend. The men’s team defeated Springfield College 446.850-403.300, and the women’s team beat Michigan State 196.700-196.000.
Men’s Hockey: After a scoreless first period in Madison, Wisconsin scored two goals in the second and rode the momentum to a 5-0 victory over Penn State. This loss drops the Nittany Lions to 12-14, ending their hopes to finish their inaugural Division-1 season with a winning record as they return to action for the season finale tonight against Wisconsin.
Men’s Lacrosse: The #8 men’s lacrosse team lost to #3 Notre Dame on Sunday in Holuba Hall, by a score of 10-9 in overtime. Junior Tom LaCrosse scored his third goal of the game in the final second to tie it at nine, but the Nittany Lions ended up falling with 1:34 left in overtime. The loss drops the team to 2-1.
Women’s Lacrosse: The #9 Women’s Lacrosse team took on #6 Loyola on Saturday. Loyola scored four straight goals to overcome a 7-6 halftime Nittany Lions lead, and never looked back as the Greyhounds won, 13-11. Penn State was led by three goals from both Taryn VanThof and Kara Burke.