Wrapping up a busy Friday in Penn State sports for Oct. 6, 2017:
DE Shareef Miller added to Bednarik Award watch list
Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller was named Friday to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list, for the nation’s top overall defensive player in college football.
Miller leads the football team in tackles for loss (6.0), sacks (2.0) and quarterback hurries (3). He also has 16 tackles and a safety. Penn State leads all schools with four overall Bednarik Awards.
No. 4 Penn State will take on Northwestern at noon Saturday.
Penn State outlasts Ohio State
Haleigh Washington had a huge night to help No. 3 Penn State edge Ohio State in a five-set thriller at St. John Arena on Friday night.
Washington put down a career-high 20 kills on .500 hitting and added eight blocks in the 25-13, 23-25, 28-30, 25-9, 15-7 victory.
Simone Lee added 18 kills and surpassed the 1,000 career-kill mark during the match, the 27th Lion to reach the milestone. She also had 10 digs. Ali Frantti contributed 13 kills, Abby Detering had 28 assists and a dozen digs, Kendall White picked up 19 digs and Bryanna Weiskircher gave out 31 assists. Tori Gorrell also had eight blocks for the Nittany Lions (14-1, 4-1 Big Ten).
Penn State hit .333 for the match, served up a 7-3 edge in aces and won the blocking battle 17-4
Luisa Schirmer’s 18 kills and Bia Franklin’s 10 kills paced the Buckeyes (9-7, 2-3).
Nittany Lions beat U-M
UNIVERSITY PARK Brittany Basinger scored her first goal of the season Friday — a little under 12 minutes into the game — as the No. 14 Nittany Lions defeated Michigan 2-0 at Jeffrey Field.
Rose Chandler needed to make just three saves to preserve the shutout. Megan Schafer scored the other goal for Penn State, her third on the season.
The Lions are now 8-3-1 on the year.
PSU shuts out Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio Penn State’s Gini Bramley scored two goals — while Moira Putsch added another — in the No. 5 Nittany Lions’ 3-0 shutout over the Buckeyes on Friday.
Bramley struck just five minutes into the game, unassisted, and that proved to be all the Lions needed.
Goalkeeper Jenny Rizzo needed to make just two saves to record the shutout.
Penn State in 3rd
LEXINGTON, Ky. The Penn State women’s golf team is in third place, in a field of 16, with a 2-over 290 after the first day at the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational at the Big Blue Course at the University Club of Kentucky.
Lauren Waller is pacing the Nittany Lions with a 71, which ties her for seventh overall on the individual leaderboard.
The tournament continues Saturday.
Lions get 1st win of season
UNIVERSITY PARK After a pair of losses last weekend, the Penn State women’s hockey team rebounded with a 3-1 win over Union (N.Y.) on Friday in its home debut.
The Nittany Lions out-shot Union by a 37-to-16 margin. Three different players scored goals, including Christi Vetter, Meike Meilleur and Shea Nelson.