UNIVERSITY PARK Penn State field hockey coach Charlene Morett reach a major milestone Friday afternoon, notching her 400th career victory in a 7-1 triumph over Indiana.
As time expired at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex, the Nittany
Lion players and staff donned blue T-shirts with 400 on the back.
A lot of credit goes to the athletes that come here and that they understand the tradition of success, Morett said.
They understand that the expectations are very high and that were going to keep the bar high. And Ive been very blessed to have an amazing staff. LB (Lisa Bervinchak-Love), who has been with me so long, is not only a great coach but a wonderful friend to me. And to have Stuart Smith for the past three years, Jen Long, a former player, and all the other former players that have helped me ... they share this. ... Im really speechless and honored.
Kelsey Amy scored a pair of goals, giving her 14 on the season, and assisted on two others for the No. 6 Nitany Lions (9-2, 1-0) in their Big Ten opener. Laura Gebhart notched one goal and assisted on three others.
Also scoring were Ashtin Klingler who got on the scoreboard just 21 seconds into the game Brittany Grzywacz, Lauren Purvis and Hannah Allison.
Morgan Fleetwood scored for the No. 24 Hoosiers to spoil the shutout bid for Ayla Halus and Kylie Licata, who combined for three saves. Penn State outshot Indiana 24-9, including 15-4 in the second half.
The Nittany Lions host Michigan on Sunday.
Cheney gives Lions win
MADISON, Wis. Kelton Cheneys second goal of the season proved to be the difference as Penn State earned a big road victory, dropping Wisconsin 1-0 Friday night.
The State College graduate, who entered the game late in the second half, found the net on a combination play from the end line from Hasani Sinclair and Drew Klingenberg with 8:12 left in the contest.
Emmanuel Martin needed to make one save to earn the shutout as the Nittany Lions outshot the Badgers 23-9.
Penn State visits Lehigh on Tuesday.
Nairn, Hayes lead PSU past Northwestern
EVANSTON, Ill. Christine Nairn and Maya Hayes each scored a pair of goals as Penn State took down Northwestern 4-1 Friday night.
Hayes also assisted on one of Nairns scores while Tani Costa picked up a pair of assists and Maddy Evans helped on the final goal from Hayes. Nairns second goal, fed from hayes for a shot from point-blank range, was Nairns ninth score of the season and came 35 seconds into the second half for the game-winner.
Kate Allen netted the Wildcats goal.
Britt Eckerstrom made five saves for the win. Penn State visits Illinois on Sunday.
Henderson wins two to open season
PHILADELPHIA Sarah Henderson scored a pair of wins as Penn State hit the court for the first time this fall at the Cissie Leary Invitational.
Henderson beat Bowdoins Emma Chow, 7-5, 6-2, then teamed with Courtney Amos of Yale for a doubles win.
Chelsea Utting and Jacqueline Zuhse each fell in their opening singles matches, then teamed up in a doubles loss.
PSU tied for second
NEW HAVEN, Conn. Penn State is six strokes off the lead and tied for second place after the opening round of the Yale Invitational on Friday.
The Nittany Lions posted a team total of 10-over 298, trailing only Nova Southeasterns 292 score.
Ellen Ceresko is leading the way after her even-par 72 to tie for third place, while Christina Vosters is tied for seventh with a 74 and Elyse Archambault is another stroke back in a tie for 11th. Emily Ransone is tied for 22nd with her 4-over 76.
Nova Southeasterns Linnea Johansson leads the field at 1-under 71.