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No. 6 Penn State Field Hockey Shuts Down Indiana 4-0

No. 6 Penn State field hockey (11-4, 6-2 Big Ten) dominated Indiana (4-12, 1-7 Big Ten) on Friday evening, coming away with a 4-0 victory during its final regular season Big Ten game.

Four different Nittany Lions found the back of the net: Alexis Horst, Abby Myers, Anna Simon, and Aurelia Meijer. Penn State dominated the stat sheet with 20 shots and seven corners compared to Indiana’s five shots and three corners.

Jenny Rizzo made two saves, and Colleen Conway had one in relief as the team celebrated senior night.

How It Happened

Alexis Horst, wearing No. 9 in honor of injured senior Lauren McNally, received a pass at the top of the circle from Katie Dembrowski and flicked it over the goalie to give the Nittany Lions the first goal of the night with 21:39 to play in the first half.

Dembrowski carried the ball to the far left corner and sent it straight to Abby Myers, who drove the ball right into the Hoosier goalie’s pads. The ball then rolled past her into the goal, boosting the score 2-0. Myers’ second of the year was scored with 12:47 remaining in the first half.

Penn State received a corner with a little over three minutes left to go in the first half. Moria Putsch passed the ball to Madison Morano, who sent a beautiful pass across to Anna Simon. The German freshman fired the ball above the goalie’s head, securing her tenth goal of the season to give the Nittany Lions a three-goal lead.

Senior attacker Aurelia Meijer capped off her senior night in style with a late goal. It may not have meant much for the outcome of the game — Penn State was already up by three goals and dominating the flow of the game — but Meijer finished her last conference regular season game at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex with her fourth goal of the season.

The Nittany Lions controlled play throughout Saturday’s game, dominating the shot counter 20-5. 13 of Penn State’s 20 shots were on goal, while three of the Hoosiers’ five shots reached the target. 

Player Of The Game

Aurelia Meijer | Senior | Forward

The Dutch sharpshooter scored an impressive goal in the second half, sending the ball as fast as she could around the goalie. Her leadership throughout the game kept the team together.

What’s Next

Penn State will complete its regular season at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 against Bucknell University.

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Hope Damato

Hope is a 2022 graduate who majored in broadcast journalism and was one of Onward State's social media editors. She resides in her parents house as she is still on the job hunt. Someone please hire her. Feel free to follow her on twitter @hopemarinaa to send her funny tweets or email her at [email protected] to yell.

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