Mason Klerks scored his first career goal midway through the first half, and the score held up the rest of the way as Penn State blanked Indiana 1-0 Saturday night in the Big Ten opener.
The No. 11 Hoosiers (3-1-1) dropped its conference opener for the first time in program history, while No. 16 Penn State (4-0-1) earned its fourth shutout of the season. It also marked the Nittany Lions’ third shutout of the Hoosiers in the last two seasons.
Klerks drilled the lone goal from the top of the penalty box off Brian James’ corner kick at 26:11.
Evan Finney made two saves for the shutout. Finney made his first start playing in place of Andrew Wolverton, who was serving a one-game suspension for drawing a red card in Penn State’s previous match.
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Penn State will host St. Francis on Tuesday at Jeffrey Field.