Connor Maloney’s second-half goal was the difference as No. 15 Penn State edged Oakland 1-0 Friday night at Jeffrey Field to open the season in front of 3,223 fans.
Maloney touched the ball past Grizzlies keeper Elliot Tarney in the 52nd minute for the lone score of the night, converting a pass from Mark Wadid.
Andrew Wolverton posted his 24th career shutout, making three saves as Penn State outshot Oakland 20-9.
The Nittany Lions host St. John’s on Sunday night.