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Penn State Sports Roundup: Women’s Soccer One Win Away From College Cup

by on November 19, 2012 9:42 AM

The Penn State women’s soccer team is one match shy of advancing to its first College Cup since 2005 after a victory over Michigan on penalty kicks Sunday night at Jeffrey Field.

Down 0-2 in penalty kicks after ending regulation and two overtime periods tied at 1-1, PSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty made three straight saves and Maddy Evans, Tani Costa and Maya Hayes all scored to send Penn State to a national quarterfinal match against Duke at 7 Friday night on Jeffrey Field.

Women’s Basketball Pounds Lafayette

The No. 9 Lady Lions, the preseason favorite to win a second straight Big Ten championship, ripped through Lafayette, of the Patriot League, 75-34 Sunday afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center.

All 10 players who checked into the game for Penn State scored, led by junior guard Maggie Lucas and senior Mia Nickson, who each finished with 12.

Penn State (3-0) heads to California this weekend for the Cal Northridge Thanksgiving Tournament, where it face Detroit at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Wrestling Hits Road, Dominates West Virginia

Penn State’s wrestling buzzsaw overwhelmed West Virginia, 44-3 on Sunday in Morgantown.

The Nittany Lions posted a 30-2 edge in takedowns and added 17 bonus points on four falls, three majors and a technical fall. Penn State is off until the Nittany Lion Open on Dec. 2, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Rec Hall.

Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Matches in Indiana

Penn State clinched its 15th Big Ten championship and berth in the NCAA tournament following a 3-0 sweep at Indiana on Friday night.

The No. 2 Nittany Lions followed this up with a 3-1 victory at Purdue on Saturday, Against the Boilermakers, Penn State hit at a .317 clip and totaled 50 kills, seven aces, 36 digs and 6.5 team blocks.

Penn State closes out the regular season at home with matches against Ohio State at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Michigan State at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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