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Penn State Field Hockey Ranked No. 11 In NFHCA Weekly Poll

Penn State field hockey dropped to No. 11 in the Division I National Field Hockey Coaches Association, the organization announced Tuesday. The Nittany Lions fell six spots from their previous preseason position at No. 5.

The ranking comes after the Nittany Lions split their first four games of the season. Penn State lost its opening game 2-1 against Virginia in Charlottesville on August 25 but bounced back in a 3-2 overtime win against American in Washington, D.C.

Things went similarly on their West Coast trip, as the Nittany Lions lost 3-2 in double overtime against California on September 1, but followed up with a 5-1 victory at Stanford on September 3.

Senior Sophia Gladieux leads the team with five goals and 10 points in the first four matchups. Meanwhile, fellow senior Carly Gannon leads the Nittany Lions in assists.

Fellow ranked in the Big Ten are Iowa (No. 1), Northwestern (No. 3), Maryland (No. 4), Michigan (No. 8), Rutgers (No. 12), and Ohio State (No. 18).

Penn Stateโ€™s next game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, September 8 against Kent State in Happy Valley.

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