Penn State Sports Weekly Overview
The following is the Penn State sports overview for the week of January 20th to January 26th, and features results from every active Penn State athletic team.
The men’s basketball team picked up its first Big Ten win of the season, by defeating Nebraska 58-54 on the 23rd. Four different Nittany Lions scored in double figures to pick up the victory. John Johnson netted 13 points in the victory. Penn State looks to win its second Big Ten conference game of the season, when it takes on Ohio State on the 29th.
Player of the Week: DJ Newbill, junior, guard. Newbill’s 16 points helped lead Penn State to its first conference victory of the year.
Stat of the Week: Penn State scored 22 points off of 14 Nebraska turnovers.
The women’s basketball team won both of its games this past week after defeating Indiana 65-52 on the 22nd and Minnesota 83-53 on the 26th. Four different Lady Lions scored in double figures in the win over Indiana. Maggie Lucas led the way against Minnesota after scoring 25 points. Penn State takes on No. 22 Purdue on the 30th in its next game.
Player of the Week: Talia East, senior, forward. The Penn State senior had a career night in the win over Indiana, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.
Stat of the Week: Minnesota came into the game ranked first in the Big Ten in 3-point field goal percentage at .430, but shot just .200 from long range
Men’s Ice Hockey:
The men’s ice hockey team lost to No. 2 Boston College 3-2, on the 25th. Eric Scheid and Taylor Holstrom had the goals for Penn State with Holstrom’s goal coming shorthanded. Penn State looks to grab its first conference win of the season when it takes on Ohio State on the 31st.
Player of the Week: Eamon McAdam, freshman, goaltender. The Perkasie, Pa., native stopped 27 shots in the loss to Boston College.
Stat of the Week: Penn State has now lost seven one-goal games.
Women’s Ice Hockey
The women’s ice hockey team dropped both of its games to Syracuse on consecutive nights, losing 3-2 on the 24th, and 3-0 on the 25th. Hannah Hoenshell and Laura Browman had the goals for Penn State in the 3-2 loss. The game on the 24th, was the third straight overtime game for Penn State. The Lions return to the ice on the 28th when it travels to Princeton.
Player of the Week: Celine Whitlinger, sophomore, goaltender. The Garden Grove, Calif., native stopped 44 shots against Syracuse in the 3-2 defeat.
Stat of the Week: Syracuse outshot Penn State 47-24 in the 3-2 loss.
The wrestling team defeated Big Ten foe No. 11 Illinois in dominating fashion, winning 31-3 on the 24th. Penn State junior All-American Nico Megaludis defeated Illinois’s Jesse Delgado, in a rematch from last year’s NCAA title bout at 125 pounds. Penn State takes to the mat against Michigan State in its next contest on the 31st.
The men’s gymnastics team claimed a first place victory in the Navy Open on the 25th. The Lions swept all six events as a team and three Lions won individual titles. Penn State hosts Temple on February 8th, in its next time out.
The women’s gymnastics team opened up Big Ten play with a victory over Michigan State on the 25th. Senior Kassidy Stauder won two individual events titles in the uneven bars and the balance beam. Penn State continues Big Ten play when it competes against Ohio State on February 1st.
Men’s and Women’s Fencing:
The men’s and women’s fencers competed in the final day of the NAC Division I Juniors competition on the 20th. Freshman Jessie Radanovich placed 3rd in the women’s epee competition. The fencers competed in a competition against Columbia, Harvard, Notre Dame, Ohio State and St. Johns on the 26th. Penn State returns to competition against Ohio State, Washington State, Stanford and Notre Dame on February 8th.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving:
The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams faced off against Navy on the 25th. The men’s team raced past Navy 171-127 with the women winning 193-99. Both men’s and women’s teams take to the pool on February 1st, against St. Bonaventure and Towson.
The men’s tennis team won both of its matches this past week after beating William & Mary 5-2 on the 24th, and St. John’s 7-0 on the 26th. Penn State won all six of its single matches against St. John in a shutout of the Red Storm. Penn State returns to the court on February 2nd, when it takes on Virginia Tech at 11 a.m. and then Cleveland State at 5 pm.
The women’s tennis team lost to Baylor 7-0 on the 25th. The Lions were swept in singles competition but managed to win a doubles match. Penn State returns to the court on February 1st, when it hosts Kentucky.
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