Raquel Rodriguez scored the evening’s lone goal as Penn State won its Big Ten opener 1-0 over Purdue on Friday.
Rodriguez delivered a low shot just inside the left post in the 58th minute for the game-winner in her second straight game.
Britt Eckerstrom made one save for the shutout as the Boilermakers were outshot 16-7.
The No. 8 Nittany Lions (5-1, 1-0) visit Indiana on Sunday.