Penn State Sports Weekly Overview
The following is the Penn State sports overview for the week of October 21st to October 27th, and features results from every active Penn State athletic team.
The football team lost to Ohio State 63-14, in what is being described as, “the worst defeat in program history.” Freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg was removed from the game in the second half. Penn State looks to rebound when it hosts Illinois next Saturday.
Player of the Week: Junior, WR, Allen Robinson. The junior receiver caught a 65-yard touchdown in the 4th quarter of play.
Stat of the Week: The loss to Ohio State was Penn State’s worst defeat in 114 years.
The women’s volleyball team won both of its matches in straight sets this week, defeating Ohio State 3-0 on the 23rd and Iowa 3-0 on the 26th. With the victory over Iowa, Penn State has now won nine consecutive Big Ten matches. Penn State will look to keep its win streak alive when it travels to Michigan on November 1st, to battle the Wolverines.
Player of the Week: Senior, Deja McClendon. The Louisville, Ky., native had a team-high 10 kills in the win over Ohio State.
Stat of the Week: Penn State held Ohio State to a -0.30 hitting percentage, the first time the team has done that to a Big Ten foe since 2008.
Men’s Ice Hockey:
The men’s ice hockey team tied RIT 3-3 on the 25th and then lost to Vermont 5-2 on the 26th. Freshman Dylan Richard scored his first career goal for the Nittany Lions, in the tie against RIT. Penn State will look to get back in the win column its next time out when it takes on Robert Morris on November 1st.
Player of the Week: Freshman, forward, David Goodwin. The Des Peres, Mo., native scored his second goal of the season in the tie against RIT to tie him for the team lead.
Stat of the Week: Penn State had 25 penalty minutes in the opening period versus RIT.
Women’s Ice Hockey:
The women’s ice hockey team lost both its games this week to New Hampshire, losing 8-5 on the 26th and 3-1 on the 27th. Five different Nittany Lions scored goals in the 8-5 defeat, while senior Taylor Gross had the lone goal for Penn State in the 3-1 loss. Penn State looks to rebound in its next contest as it takes on Robert Morris on Halloween night.
Player of the Week: Freshman, forward, Laura Bowman. The Minnetonka, Minn., native scored a goal 40 seconds into the game on the 26th, giving Penn State it’s quickest start in program history.
Stat of the Week: The 13 combined goals scored in the 8-5 loss was the most combined goals in a single game in Penn State history.
The men’s soccer team won its only match of the week, defeating Northwestern 2-1 in double overtime. Penn State clinched the Big 10 Championship with the victory. The win marks the fourth straight victory for the Nittany Lions. Penn State will take on Penn on the 29th in its next time out.
Player of the Week: Redshirt junior, forward, Jordan Tyler. The Rochester, Mich., native had both goals for the Nittany Lions in the 2-1 victory.
Stat of the Week: Penn State has now competed in four games this season that went into double overtime.
The women’s soccer team lost both of its matches this week by the same 3-2 score, losing to Iowa on the 25th and Nebraska on the 27th. The Nebraska game went into double overtime. Penn State concludes its seasons against Michigan State on November 1st.
Player of the Week: Redshirt senior, forward, Tani Costa. The Honolulu, Hawaii native scored a pair of goals in the loss to Iowa.
Stat of the Week: Penn State was outshot for just the second time all season in the loss to Iowa as the Hawkeyes had 16 shots to Penn State’s 11.
The field hockey team won both of its games this week, defeating No. 19 Iowa 2-1 on the 25th and UC Davis 5-0 on the 26th. The win over Iowa clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular season championship and the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten tournament. Penn State concludes its regular season November 1st against Michigan.
Player of the Week: Senior, Ashtin Klingler. The Selingsgrove, Pa. native had three assists in the victory over UC Davis.
Stat of the Week: In the victory over UC Davis, Penn State logged its Big Ten leading seventh shutout of the season.
The men’s golf team competed in the Georgetown Intercollegiate on the 21st and the 22nd. Penn State finished in third place after shooting an 876 combined score and three Nittany Lions finished in the top 25 overall. Sophomore JD Dornes finished in sixth place individually. Penn State is now off until Big Ten play begins in February.
The men’s tennis team competed in the Big Ten Singles Championships from the 25th to the 27th. Those interested in the final results should visit GOPSUSports.com later in the day. After the singles championships have concluded, Penn State will compete in the William & Mary Tribe Invitational beginning on November 8th.
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