PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



No. 9 Penn State Women’s Soccer Ties Purdue 2-2 In 2OT

No. 9 Penn State women’s soccer drew with Purdue 2-2 in double overtime in its final home match of the regular season Friday night at Jeffrey Field.

Erica Dambach’s Nittany Lions trail Ohio State for the top spot in the Big Ten by three points. If the Buckeyes lose to Indiana Wednesday in Columbus, Penn State could clinch a share of the regular season conference crown with a win at Wisconsin.

How It Happened

Maddy Williams opened the scoring for the Boilermakers in the 14th minute, scoring her team-high 11th goal of the season — good for second in the Big Ten. Purdue would take that advantage into the intermission, but the Nittany Lions responded late in the 64th minute as senior Elizabeth Ball provided the equalizer.

However, Williams became Purdue’s all-time leading scorer in the 74th minute, passing Jessica Okoroafo (2005-09) with the 36th goal of her career to make it 2-1. Penn State substituted in as many offensive weapons as possible, and Laura Freigang finally broke through to tie the match at 2-2 in the 87th minute, forcing overtime for the third straight game.

Player Of The Match

Laura Freigang | Sophomore | Midfielder/Forward

The Oppenheim, Germany, native helped secure a crucial point for the Nittany Lions.

What’s Next?

The Nittany Lions (10-3-3) travel to Madison Wednesday to face the Badgers in the final match of the regular season at 8 p.m. ET.

About the Author

Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


More by Ethan

Four-Star Safety Tyler Rudolph Commits To Penn State

Rudolph picked the Nittany Lions over a lengthy offer sheet that also included Clemson, Florida, Michigan, and Ohio State.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Four-Star Athlete Marquis Wilson Commits To Penn State


Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Sauve originally committed to Vermont in 2015, but flipped to Penn State at the eleventh hour and will join the Nittany Lions next season.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Penn State Names Guadagnino Vice President For Administration

Guadagnino will continue to provide legal advice as associate general counsel in addition to his duties as vice president.

As Disciplinary Hearing Opens, Expert Says Baldwin Failed To Properly Represent Ex-Penn State Administrators

A Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board hearing began on Tuesday in Pittsburgh for former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin, who is accused of violating rules of professional conduct in her representation of former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend