Nick Aponte, TJ Sanders and Grant Ament each finished with five points to lead No. 18 Penn State to a 14-9 victory over Michigan in its final game of the regular season Saturday.
Aponte had a team-high four goals and one assist, Sanders finished with three goals and two assists and Ament had one goal and four assists for the Nittany Lions (8-6, 2-3), who clinched a berth in the Big Ten tournament.
Penn State used a six-goal run to take a 7-2 lead and went into halftime with a 9-6 lead. The Wolverines (3-10, 0-5) pulled within 9-8 before the Nittany Lions scored five straight goals to put the game away.
Penn State’s Kevin Hill finished with three goals, and Mike Sutton had two goals.
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The Nittany Lions are the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten tournament and take on top-seeded Maryland at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Johns Hopkins’ Homewood Field. Second-seeded Rutgers faces third-seeded Johns Hopkins at 8 p.m. Thursday.
The championship game is set for Saturday at 6 p.m.