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All We Do is Win: Weekend Sports Recap

While the weather may not have been great, it didn’t seem to affect the performance of Penn State’s sports teams this weekend, as the Nittany Lions went 8-0 across all sports.

Women’s Volleyball:

The top-ranked Women’s Volleyball team swept three matches at Rec Hall over the weekend in the Penn State Classic. They defeated Albany 3-0 (25-8, 25-6, 25-4) on Friday night, Eastern Kentucky 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-19) on Saturday morning, and Yale 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-6) on Saturday night. Ariel Scott had 31 kills over the 3 matches, while Katie Slay had 27. Dominique Gonzalez led the team with 34 digs.

The Nittany Lions start Big Ten play this weekend when Michigan and Michigan State come into Rec Hall. The match with the Spartans is at 7 p.m. on Friday night, and the match vs. the Wolverines starts at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Women’s Soccer:

The #9 Nittany Lions started their Big Ten season with a win on Friday night, sneaking past Northwestern 3-2 in double overtime. Whitney Church scored two goals, including the game-winner at 107′, as the team erased a 2-goal deficit in the final 15 minutes. The win inproves the Lions’ record to 7-1-1 on the year.

Penn State hosts Purdue on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Jeffrey Field, and Indiana on Sunday at noon.

Men’s Soccer:

The Men’s Soccer team posted its second straight shutout on Sunday, defeating Duquesne 1-0. Freshman Mark Wadid scored the only goal of the match at the 65′ mark. The win brings the Lions’ record up to 4-2-1 on the season.

The team heads next to West Virginia on Wednesday for a matchup with the Mountaineers before heading home to Jeffrey Field to start Big Ten play vs. Wisconsin on Sunday.

Field Hockey:

The #12 Nittany Lions increased their win streak to four matches after defeating both #16 Delaware and Lafayette by shutout. Whitney Reddig had 3 goals over the two matches, Jenna Chrismer had two, and four other Nittany Lions also scored.

Penn State heads to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend to take on Miami (OH) and Indiana, and returns home Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. Northwestern.

Football:

The football team won a rain-soaked game vs. Kent State, 34-0, as the combination of Zach Zwinak, Bill Belton, and Akeel Lynch rushed for 287 yards. It was Penn State’s first shutout since 2010.

Penn State has a bye week this weekend, before traveling to Indiana on Oct. 5 for its Big Ten opener.

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