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Penn State Women’s Soccer To Open NCAA Tournament Against Central Connecticut State

It’s dancing time.

After Penn State women’s soccer’s early exit in the Big Ten Tournament, its season will continue into the NCAA Tournament.

The No. 2-seeded Nittany Lions will face Central Connecticut State at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 6, Jeffrey Field. It’ll be the first matchup between the two teams.

The Blue Devils registered a 10-4-5 record and are unbeaten since September 10. The group is 7-0-3 in Northeast conference play.

The winner of Penn State-Central Connecticut State will face the victor of Arizona State and No. 7-seeded Santa Clara. The Nittany Lions prevailed 1-0 over Santa Clara in 2022.

The blue and white are one of nine Big Ten teams featured on the bracket including Wisconsin, Ohio State, Indiana, Iowa, Rutgers, Michigan State, Michigan, and Nebraska.

Penn State is an all-around regular in the NCAA Tournament with 29-straight appearances dating back to 1995, the second-longest streak in the nation. Last year, the Nittany Lions made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the tournament before getting knocked off by then-No. 11 Virginia.

The Nittany Lions are 22-3 in first-round matches in the tournament.

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Keeley Lamm

Keeley is a junior journalism major from Richmond, Virginia, and is Onward State's managing editor. She also talks about awesome stuff on our podcast, Podward State. Keeley is a lover of grilled cheese, horizontal time, and Kevin Jonas. If you'd like to share your thoughts on the superior Jonas Brother, feel free to contact her on Twitter @keeleylammm or send your best joke to her email [email protected].

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