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Penn State Women’s Soccer Headed To Big Ten Championship After Thrilling OT Win Over Ohio State

No. 15 Penn State (11-4-4) will be playing for the Big Ten women’s soccer championship after a double overtime win against No. 9 Ohio State Friday afternoon at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.

Much like the Nittany Lions’ previous match against Rutgers, neither team found the back of the net in regulation, leading to two overtime periods before Laura Freigang’s last-minute goal gave Penn State the win.

How It Happened

Penn State dominated the offensive zone throughout the match, launching seven shots in the first half and 14 in the second for a grand total of 21 shots in regulation. Ohio State couldn’t even muster a shot in the first half and only got two shots off in the second. However, great goalkeeping from Ohio State’s Devon Kerr and aggressive defense from the Buckeyes kept Penn State from converting its chances.

Overtime came as a boon for the Buckeyes. A tired Penn State team, exhausted and frustrated after being unable to score in regulation despite their hustle and massive lead in shots, saw themselves under more pressure than it was used to.

Penn State once again found itself unable to convert on their first two overtime shots. Just as the second overtime period was ending, the Nittany Lions found themselves breaking into the Ohio State zone. In the closing seconds, midfielder Salina Williford found Freigang for a strike into the lower left of the goal just past Kerr.

Player Of The Match

Laura Freigang | Sophomore | Midfielder

Not only did she score the game-winning goal, but Freigang was the catalyst of Penn State’s offense all day, leading the team in shots with 6.

What’s Next?

The Nittany Lions face Northwestern in the Big Ten championship on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. ET.

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