Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Sunday:
No. 4 Lions survive scare vs. Kent State
KENT, Ohio The No. 4 Penn State field hockey team overcame a two-goal deficit Sunday to defeat Kent State 5-3 on the road.
The Golden Flashes (4-9) led 2-0 at the 25-minute mark, but the Nittany Lions (10-2) didn’t wait long after that to pounce — and Penn State can thank Moira Putsch for that.
Katie Dembrowski found the back of the net for Penn State, on assists by Putsch and Madison Morano, about four minutes after Kent State’s second goal. Putsch then scored two goals in the first half to give PSU the lead.
Kent State responded in the second half to tie the game at 3. But Putsch once again stepped up; Cori Conley came away with what would prove to be the game-winning goal, on a pass from Putsch.
Overall, Putsch recorded two goals and two assists, meaning she had a hand in all but one of the Nittany Lions’ goals.
Kent State outshot Penn State by a 17-to-13 margin. Penn State goalkeeper Jenny Rizzo picked up five saves.
The field hockey team next takes on Ohio State on the road Friday.
PSU falls to UM in 2OT
UNIVERSITY PARK The Penn State men’s soccer team couldn’t hold on to an early lead Sunday, as it fell to No. 20 Michigan 2-1 with less than a minute left in overtime.
“It’s not just rank, it’s what gets you instantly determined, so it is heartbreaking to lose the match,” Penn State coach Bob Warming said in a news release.
Penn State’s Ethan Beckford gave Penn State a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute. From there, it took the Wolverines more than 40 minutes to answer.
But, in the 70th minute, Michigan tied the game — and it went into overtime. With about 30 seconds left in double overtime, UM’s Jack Hallahan scored the game-winning goal by placing it just under the left-side crossbar. He scored in the 109th minute.
Penn State goalie Josh Levine made nine saves in the loss. Michigan had 11 shots on goal, compared to the Nittany Lions’ two.
PSU (2-6-2, 0-4 Big Ten) will next host Indiana on Saturday.
PSU gets better of Campbell, Coastal Carolina
WILMINGTON, N.C. On the final day of the UNCW Invitational, Penn State finished with a 3-2 advantage over Coastal Carolina in singles play and a 2-1 advantage over Campbell in doubles play.
The Nittany Lions’ Gabby O’Gorman, Shannon Hanley and Hanna Wikberg finished with singles wins. And the doubles pairs of Bennett Dunn-Hanley and Samantha Smith-Wikberg also came away with victories.
Penn State will next compete in the ITA Regionals in Blacksburg, Va., on Oct. 13.