Penn State got a little offense and even some help from Wisconsin as the Nittany Lions opened Big Ten play with a 3-1 victory over the Badgers at Jeffrey Field on Sunday.
Martin Seiler and Eli Dennis each scored a goal and Wisconsin had an own-goal as Penn State (6-2-1) won its fourth straight match.
“We usually only score about three goals in 270 minutes,” Penn State coach Bob Warming said. “Today we scored three in about (80) minutes, and we could’ve had more. I was really pleased with the second half.”
With the score tied at 1-1 in the 77th minute, Jordan Tyler crossed the ball in front of the Badger net and a Wisconsin defender deflected it into the net.
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Dennis put the contest away five minutes later, scoring on a nice cross from Randy Falk.
Seiler scored on a header 9:12 into the first half. Nick Janus scored for the Badgers (5-2-1). Andrew Wolverton had four saves for Penn State, which next hosts Saint Francis at 7 p.m. Wednesday.