Penn State Women’s Soccer Clinches Share Of Big Ten Regular Season Title With 4-1 Win Against Indiana
No. 21 Penn State women’s soccer defeated Indiana 4-1 Thursday night in Bloomington, Indiana. Penn State was in charge from the start, with redshirt senior Emily Ogle’s two goals leading the way.
The Nittany Lions’ victory at Indiana clinches at least a share of their 19th Big Ten regular season title.
How It Happened
The Nittany Lions’ first score came on a penalty kick from Ogle. In the 22nd minute, Ogle was pushing the ball into the Indiana box when she was fouled. Penn State’s 1-0 lead would last only five minutes, however, as Indiana’s Abby Allen knotted things up in the 27th minute.
From there on out, it was all Penn State. The team’s next goal again came from Ogle. Sophomore Frankie Tagliaferri had the assist as Ogle scored her fifth goal of the season.
“Emily Ogle’s performance tonight was indicative of a senior who wants the season to continue. It was obvious to us that she wanted to put the team on her back and we weren’t going to lose this game on her watch, and I thought her performance showed exactly that,” coach Erica Dambach said.
Penn State only added to its lead in the second half as Tagliaferri was not done yet. In the 66th minute, she scored her seventh goal of the season to give her three points on the night. The Nittany Lions’ final goal came from sophomore Shea Moyer, who capped the 4-1 win for Penn State.
Player of the Match
Emily Ogle | Redshirt Senior | Midfielder
Ogle had two goals on the night, with one coming off of a penalty kick. The Strongsville, Ohio native carried the Nittany Lions to a share of the 2018 Big Ten regular season title on Thursday night.
The Nittany Lions (12-5-0, 8-2-0 Big Ten) return back home on Sunday for a match at 1 p.m. against Minnesota. The afternoon game will serve as senior day for the Nittany Lions.
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