Andrew Wolverton became Penn State’s all-time leader with his 29th career shutout as No. 7 Penn State blanked Michigan on Sunday to remain unbeaten.
“I told the players after the match that I will make sure that in the record book all their names are listed next to Wolverton’s shutout today,” said Nittnay Lion coach Bob Warming, whose team improved to 8-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten. “We are all about getting a win in our program. It’s not about personal records, but this is a special moment in Penn State soccer history and I want everybody to know it’s the whole team that gets a shutout. Andrew would be the first one to say that.”
Connor Maloney snapped a scoreless tie nine minutes into the second half. Owen Griffith worked a give-and-go with Kyle McDonald and then passed to Mikey Minutillo on the right side. Minutillo one-timed a low crossing pass to Maloney, who beat Wolverine keeper Adam Grinwis with a shot inside the right post.
Wolverton preserved the shutout with an outstanding diving save to his left to rob Michigan's Tyler Arnone in the 82nd minute.
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Wolverton finished with four saves against the Wolverines (1-4-3, 0-1-2)
The Nittany Lions travel to Bucknell on Wednesday.