Penn State had Mercyhurst right where it wanted them, down a goal to open the third period on Friday night.
The Lakers didn’t stay down for long. They tallied two goals one minute apart and tacked on a late goal for a 6-4 win.
Taylor Accursi scored those goals for Mercyhurst, which improved to 2-6-1 and 1-2 in College Hockey America play.
The Nittany Lions scored three unanswered goals to hold an early 3-0 lead. Laura Bowman tallied the first and Kate Rydland and Meike Meilleur scored 50 seconds apart for the other goals.
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Katie McMillan gave Penn State the lead in the second period on her first career goal.