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Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Outlasts Lehigh 14-13

No. 12 Penn State women’s lacrosse narrowly beat Lehigh 14-13 on the road Saturday to pick up its first win of the season.

Madison Carter and Katie O’Donnell led the Nittany Lions with a pair of hat tricks at Ulrich Sports Complex.

How It Happened

The Mountain Hawks opened the scoring in Bethlehem, eventually taking a 9-7 lead with just over five minutes left in the first half. Penn State, however, tallied three goals in a row ahead of the break to pull in front.

Sophomore midfielder Shannon Moore scored her first career goal for the Nittany Lions, then Carter added two goals of her own to close out the half. After making some defensive adjustments in the locker room, goals were hard to come by for both teams, with each side recording 36 shots.

Freshman Quinn Nicolai and sophomore Maria Auth posted two goals apiece in the victory, as Penn State held off Lehigh’s late two-goal charge. It was a career performance for sophomore goalkeeper Madison Cunningham, who notched 14 saves Saturday.

Player of the Game

Madison Carter | Junior | Attack

The Davidsonville, Md., native finished with three goals and a game-high 10 draw controls.

What’s Next?

Penn State (1-1) hosts Duquesne Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the first home game of the year.

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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]

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