Without Mike Watkins and Satchel Pierce on the floor, the Nittany Lions had to lean on their impressive speed and length to overcome North Florida.
Penn State began the post-Tony Carr era with an easy victory at home.
The Nittany Lions relied on a balanced offensive effort to beat the Wildcats Friday night at the newly renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Six different skaters scored for Guy Gadowsky's team, which improved to 7-0-1 on the season with its victory.
A quartet of seniors scored goals for the Nittany Lions to send them to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Penn State field hockey ends the season against Harvard in the first round of the NCAA Tournament 1-6.