Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Thursday:
Lady Lions’ rally comes up short
IOWA CITY, Iowa The Penn State women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome its slow start Thursday night in an 80-76 loss to Iowa inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Lady Lions trailed by as many as 18 points — losing by 10 after the first quarter and 15 at halftime — but they surged in the second half. In the final two quarters, Penn State outscored the opposition 42-31. A comeback was just too little too late.
Teniya Page paced PSU with a team-high 23 points, her 29th career 20-plus point effort, while Amari Carter had 16 points and Jaida Travascio-Green added 13.
The Lady Lions (14-11, 5-7 Big Ten) will next take on Minnesota at 4 p.m. Sunday on the road.
Nittany Lions sign 2
UNIVERSITY PARK The Penn State men’s soccer team inked two new players as part of national signing day, the program announced Thursday.
Pennsylvania native Anthony Harding and New Jersey’s Jeremy Rafanello both inked with Penn State. Harding was named one of the 11 best players in the state, while Rafanello is coming off a season where he was the country’s No. 4 goal-scorer in the USSDA. He was also a member of the U19 US National Team Youth Summit.
Jeremy is an excellent striker who has the potential to be a goal scoring threat, while Anthony is a tenacious left-sided player who can play in multiple positions,” first-year head coach Jeff Cook said in a written statement.