Penn State Hockey

Penn State men's hockey: Nittany Lions get first shutout

WEST POINT, N.Y — Freshman forward Casey Bailey recorded a career-high three points and sophomore goaltender PJ Musico stopped all 34 shots as the Penn State men’s hockey team blanked Army 5-0 for the Nittany Lions’ first shutout at Tate Rink on Friday.

Sophomore defenseman Peter Sweetland, who added an assist, and freshmen forwards Kenny Brooks, David Glen and Jonathan Milley also tallied for the Nittany Lions.

Brooks gave Penn State a 1-0 first-period lead before the Nittany Lions exploded with three second-period goals. Milley recorded his second power-play goal of the season before Sweetland scored in his first game of the season. Bailey added this third of the season 1:12 later, and in the final frame, Glen capped off the scoring.

Women’s soccer

PSU blanks Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind — Fourth-ranked Penn State (16-2-1, 10-0-1) wrapped up its fifth unbeaten Big Ten season with a 2-0 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers on Friday night at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex.

Freshman Mallory Weber and senior Maddy Evans each scored a goal in the win.

The 15-time Big Ten champs outshot Purdue 16-14 in the victory. Senior goalkeeper Erin McNulty earned her 13th victory of the season and sixth shutout as she made seven saves. Penn State has dominated the series with Purdue with a 12-1-1 overall record. PSU has won the past nine games by a combined score of 25-4 dating back to 2004.

Just 2:16 into the contest, Penn State got on the board as Weber netted her 11th goal of the season on an assist from redshirt sophomore Emily Hurd. Weber’s score came on a left-to-right cross from Hurd to give the Nittany Lions a 1-0 advantage. The assist was Hurd’s seventh of the season.

About 28 minutes later, Evans would tally her fourth goal of the season off a corner kick from freshman Raquel Rodriguez. Rodriguez earned her eighth assist of the season and found Evans’ head to give Penn State some cushion and pushing the lead to 2-0. Rodriguez finishes Big Ten play with seven assists in conference action, which leads the Big Ten.

The second half played more in Purdue’s favor, as the Boilermakers recorded eight shots to Penn State’s two. Additionally, Purdue established eight corner kicks in the second stanza while holding the Nittany Lions to none.

Women’s basketball

Lady Lion tickets available Monday

UNIVERSITY PARK — Single-game tickets for the defending Big Ten Champion Penn State Lady Lions will go on sale Monday at 10 a.m.

Basketball single-game tickets are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY or by visiting the Bryce JordanCenter ticket office, or Ticketmaster.

Single-game tickets for the Lady Lions are $15 and $12 for adults and seniors, $9 and $7 for youth (12 and under) and free for Penn State students. Additionally, parking for Penn State Basketball games this season will be $5 per game. The Lady Lions will have 15 home games in the 2012-13 season, beginning with an exhibitiongame against former Lady Lion Jess Strom and the California (Pa.) Vulcans next Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of a women’s-men’s doubleheader.

Penn State also offers special basketball group ticket rates for groups of 15 fans or more.Lady Lion group rates are $8 for adults and $5 for youth.

The PNC Flex Books are available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions’ Coaches vs. Cancer game and the Lady Lions’ Pink Zone game.

Lady Lion Basketball season tickets are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Season tickets are $99 for adults, including a season parking pass (a $75 value), and $50 for youth (12 and under), this includes a Nittany Lion Kids Club Membership for 2012-13.