UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State jumped two spots to the No. 6 slot in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association rankings, announced Tuesday.
The Nittany Lions, now 5-2 on the season, earned 596 points in national poll to remain in the nation's Top 10, while being the Big Ten's highest-ranked team for the fourth straight week.
The Lions are coming off of an undefeated weekend, topping Temple 5-1 on the road and shutting out Cornell 2-0 at home. Senior Kelsey Amy remains the Nittany Lions' top point-score with 15 points scoring two goals and recording an assist against the Owls. Junior Brittany Grzywacz had a three-goal weekend with a goal at Temple and two scores against goals the Big Red. Grzywacz, who owns 12 points on the season, was awarded two penalty strokes on Sunday, and is currently three-for-three on the season.
Goalkeeper Ayla Halus continues to play solid in net for Penn State, making four saves over the weekend to move her season total to 30. The fifth-year senior currently boasts a 1.71 GAA and .714 save percentage with a 5-2 record. Halus' shutout against Cornell was her 12th in her career for the Lions.
Penn State hosts Lock Haven tonight.