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Women’s Soccer Holds On To Defeat Purdue 1-0

No. 16 Penn State (10-2-4, 6-0-3 Big Ten) hosted Senior Day on Sunday against the Boilermakers. Purdue (4-11, 2-7 Big Ten) hoped to continue the momentum from its win Thursday against Maryland — its first since the opening day of the Big Ten season. The Nittany Lions, however, had other plans with a crucial win to keep hopes of hosting the Big Ten Championships alive and well.

How It Happened

Purdue had a surprising amount of possession and looks at goal during the first half. The Boilermakers put pressure on the Penn State defense and midfield with a high press, but the Nittany Lions managed to stifle the Purdue attacks.

Penn State’s best look of the half came in the 31st minute. Megan Schafer managed to win a ball in the attacking third by the corner flag and powered past her defender on the end line to pinpoint a pass to Emma Hasco in the middle of the box. With no one near Hasco, she ripped the shot first time, but it went just over the bar.

Purdue had a lot of quality play during the first 45, but it was Penn State that went ahead towards the end of the half. Frannie Crouse struck a bullet into the top corner from about 25 yards out in the 38th minute to give the Nittany Lions a 1-0 lead going into the half.

A hectic, end-to-end first half turned into a much quieter second half. Neither team managed to produce a signature opportunity through much of the second 45.

Purdue had an opportunity with about four minutes left in the game. The Boilermakers set up Erika Arkans just outside the six yard box, but her shot went straight to Amanda Dennis and the Penn State keeper didn’t relinquish a rebound. Purdue had one last chance with seconds left as a ball was launched forward and Andrea Petrina touched the ball past Dennis, but she missed the follow up shot wide. Penn State held on for the 1-0 win.

Player Of The Game

Frannie Crouse | Forward | Junior

Crouse scored her fifth game-winning goal of the season and became 12th all-time among Penn State goalscorers with 32 goals in her three seasons.

What’s Next

Penn State will travel to East Lansing to play Michigan State at noon on Saturday.

About the Author

Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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