SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Penn State goaltender Matthew Skoff had another big night in the net, but once again the Nittany Lions could not keep up with one of the nation’s top teams.
For the second night in a row, the Penn State freshman goalie hit a career high in saves, making 42, in a 4-1 loss to No. 8 Union on Sunday evening.
Skoff made 40 saves Saturday night in a 2-0 loss.
The Nittany Lions (6-5), who dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season and lost twice to the same team for the first time, mustered a better offensive performance than on Saturday. A night after being outshot 42-22, Penn State trailed by a mere 46-38 margin.
David Glen’s team-leading seventh goal of the season accounted for the Nittany Lion scoring, finding the net 50 seconds into the second period. The score knotted the contest at 1-1 and it remained that way until 3:23 into the third.
Daniel Ciampini scored in the first, while Shayne Gostisbehere, Mark Bennett and Daniel Carr netted third-period goals for the Dutchmen (8-2-1), who converted on 1 of 4 power play opportunities in the game and were 1-for-8 in the series after entering the weekend leading the nation in scoring with a man advantage.
Penn State has allowed only three power play goals in its last eight games.
The Nittany Lions are back home this weekend to face a former foe from the American Collegiate Hockey Association, hosting Arizona State’s club program on Friday and Saturday at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion.