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Penn State Women’s Lacrosse Beats Cornell 16-11

Penn State women’s lacrosse won its third consecutive game Saturday afternoon in a 16-11 victory over No. 18 Cornell at Panzer Stadium.

Senior captain Katie O’Donnell led the Nittany Lions with a career high six-goal performance, while teammates Madison Carter and Maria Auth each tallied hat tricks in the win.

How It Happened

Cornell scored the first four goals of the game, but O’Donnell stopped the Big Red’s run before Lucy Lowe came on to replace starter Madison Cunningham in goal. Missy Doherty’s Nittany Lions would take a 7-5 lead into the locker room, with O’Donnell scoring twice in the last 24 seconds of the half.

Cornell came within a goal of tying the Nittany Lions with 10:48 left in regulation, but O’Donnell, Carter, and Shelby Wells put the game out of reach. Lowe finished with a career-high eight saves, while Quinn Nicolai, Kristin Roberto, and Maggie Gallagher chipped in the other goals for Penn State.

Player of the Game

Katie O’Donnell | Senior | Midfielder

The West Chester, Pa., native is now tied with Madison Cyr for fourth place on the program’s all-time goals list with 156. She also contributed an assist in the victory.

What’s Next?

The No. 15 Nittany Lions (3-1) host Loyola Maryland next Saturday at 1 p.m. at Panzer Stadium.

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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]


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