Penn State Soccer

Penn State men’s soccer: Wolverton sets shutouts record in Nittany Lions’ victory over Michigan

Andrew Wolverton became Penn State’s all-time leader with his 29th career shutout as No. 7 Penn State blanked Michigan on Sunday to remain unbeaten.

“I told the players after the match that I will make sure that in the record book all their names are listed next to Wolverton’s shutout today,” said Nittnay Lion coach Bob Warming, whose team improved to 8-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten. “We are all about getting a win in our program. It’s not about personal records, but this is a special moment in Penn State soccer history and I want everybody to know it’s the whole team that gets a shutout. Andrew would be the first one to say that.”

Connor Maloney snapped a scoreless tie nine minutes into the second half. Owen Griffith worked a give-and-go with Kyle McDonald and then passed to Mikey Minutillo on the right side. Minutillo one-timed a low crossing pass to Maloney, who beat Wolverine keeper Adam Grinwis with a shot inside the right post.

Wolverton preserved the shutout with an outstanding diving save to his left to rob Michigan's Tyler Arnone in the 82nd minute.

Wolverton finished with four saves against the Wolverines (1-4-3, 0-1-2)

The Nittany Lions travel to Bucknell on Wednesday.