Everything from a busy day in Penn State — that wasn’t elsewhere in the CDT — for Friday:
Women’s cross country
Penn State runs to title at Spiked Shoe Invitational
For the sixth straight year, the Penn State women’s cross country team came away with the crown at Friday’s Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational.
The No. 11 Nittany Lions beat out Georgetown, Syracuse, Pitt, Bucknell, West Virginia and Edinboro.
Penn State senior Jillian Hunsberger finished with the top time of 21 minutes, 7 seconds over 6 kilometers as the Nittany Lions posted four of the top 11 times. She was followed three seconds later by Syracuse runner-up Paige Stoner.
Other top finishers for the Nittany Lions were Kathryn Munks (fourth), Alison Willingymre (eighth), Greta Lindsley (11th) and Julia Guerra (29th).
Also, State College graduate Victoria Crawford took 32nd for the Nittany Lions, ex-Lady Little Lion Emma Cousins was 59th for Bucknell
Men’s cross country
PSU takes 2nd at invitational
UNIVERSITY PARK Penn State’s Colin Abert paced the field at Friday’s Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, but it wasn’t enough as the Nittany Lions finished second out of the five-team field.
The Nittany Lions junior clocked a time of 25 minutes, 46 seconds, and was one of three Penn State runners to crack the top 10. Timothy McGowan was third and Bobby Hill took seventh.
The Syracuse Orange won the title, followed by Penn State, Georgetown, Bucknell and Edinboro.
Penn State’s other top runners were John McGowan (13th) and Billy McDevitt (15th).
Also, Bucknell’s Kyle Adams, a State College graduate, was 28th. Two other former Little Lions running unattached for Penn State were Will Cather (31st) and Owen Wing (47th).
Lions sweep Colorado
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The No. 3 Penn State women’s volleyball team swept Colorado 25-22, 25-18, 25-21 in the opening match of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge at Illinois’ Huff Hall.
Ali Frantti paced Penn State with 17 kills, while Simone Lee added 11 kills and Abby Detering had 10 to go with 21 assists. Bryanna Weiskircher gave out 27 assists and Kendall White had 14 digs.
The Nittany Lions out-hit the Buffs .307-.265. PSU also combined for 53 kills to Colorado’s 36.
PSU (6-0) will next face defending champion Stanford at 6 p.m. Saturday. It defeated the Cardinal 3-1 a little more than a week ago
2OT goal lifts Lions
UNIVERSITY PARK Penn State sophomore Christian Sload found the back of the net in the 110th minute of Friday’s match to give his team the 1-0 double-overtime victory over Saint Francis.
There were just 36 seconds left in the match.
“Everything was spot on and that made me very proud that they are connecting now and becoming a good team,” Penn State coach Bob Warming said in a news release.
Saint Francis managed just one shot on goal the entire game, and Penn State goalie Evan Finney made the save.
It was the Lions’ third straight double-overtime game.