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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Snap Losing Streak With Shutout Victory Against Fredonia State

by on December 11, 2012 10:53 PM

Penn State out-shot Fredonia State by a 50-18 margin Tuesday night en route to a 4-0 victory and the first shutout for Nittany Lions goaltender Matthew Skoff. The win snapped a four-game losing streak and was the first since a 5-1 victory over Air Force on Nov. 10. 

With 2:05 to go in the first period, the Nittany Lions opened up the scoring with a blast from the blue line by freshman defenseman Joseph Lordo. Lordo's shot deflected off a Blue Devils defenseman and into the back of the net.

Fredonia State was able to hold back the Nittany Lions' attack for 19 minutes of the second period before Casey Bailey punched in a rebound for his sixth tally of the season with only five seconds remaining.

Sophomore forward Jacob Friedman put the nail in the coffin with 10:19 to go in the game, scoring his first goal of the year from the top of the right circle. Curtis Loik added an empty net goal with under a minute to play to close out the scoring.

The Nittany Lions will return to action Dec. 15, when they face off against Robert Morris at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m.



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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