Everything from Penn State sports — that wasn’t elsewhere — for Sept. 2, 2017:
Penn State drops top-10 showdown with West Virginia
The Penn State women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season in a top-10 showdown Saturday night.
No. 6 West Virginia scored a pair of first-half goals to bump off No. 4 Penn State 2-1.
Sh’Nia Gordon and Lauren Segalla netted the scores for the Mountaineers.
Emily Ogle drilled a penalty kick with 13:20 left to get the Nittany Lions on the board, but they could not earn the equalizer. Rose Chandler made three saves in the loss.
Penn State’s schedule doesn’t get any easier, hosting No. 9 North Carolina on Thursday at Jeffrey Field. It will be the perennial power Tar Heels’ first appearance in State College.
Penn State survives road scare at Texas A&M
COLLEGE STATION, Texas One night after upending the defending champions, Penn State was taken the distance by Texas A&M on Saturday night in the Aggie Classic.
Simone Lee matched her career high with 30 kills, and hit .456, as the No. 5 Nittany Lions prevailed 24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, 15-12. The Aggies held an 8-5 lead in the fifth set before Penn State took 10 of the match’s final 15 points.
Ali Frantti added 16 kills and 13 digs, Haleigh Washington had 12 kills and six blocks, Kendall White picked up 15 digs, Bryanna Weiskircher served up three aces and, sharing setting duties, Abby Detering had 32 assists and Weiskircher added 31.
Hollann Hans’ 28 kills paced the Aggies (2-1).
Penn State (5-0), which beat No. 1 Stanford on Friday, faces Colorado next Friday.