The Nittany Lions were unable to come back from an early first-half deficit and were blanked at home by a defensively compact Pride team.
Junior midfielder Marissa Sheva dialed up another two-goal performance to lead No. 9 Penn State to a huge victory Friday night in Fayetteville.
Penn State field hockey (1-0) came back for a thrilling 3-2 win over No. 23 Old Dominion (0-1) in the season opener
Simone Lee and Heidi Thelen led the Nittany Lions to an easy 3-0 victory in straight sets (25-13, 25-13, 25-8) Friday evening at the West Virginia Tournament.
Russ Rose's Nittany Lions open their 2017-18 season on the road for the first time in five years, squaring off with UT-Martin Friday at 4:30 in Morgantown.
ESPN's Mark Schlabach picked Clemson, USC, and Oklahoma State ahead of James Franklin's Nittany Lions.