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Penn State men’s soccer: Nittany Lions snap losing skid with win over Wisconsin

Michael Gonzalez scored the game-winner in double overtime as No. 12 Penn State snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over Wisconsin at Jefferey Field.

With about 51/2 minutes remaining in the second overtime, Gonzalez took a pass from Brian James and moved in toward the Wisconsin goal. He fired a shot from 30 yards out that defelected of the head of a Badger defender and past keeper Casey Beyers for his first-ever college goal.

The deflection was vindication for Gonzalez, who had a ball glance off him on a shot by Wisconsin’s Joe Naughton that glanced past Penn State keeper Andrew Wolverton late in the first half to tie the score.

Drew Klingenberg gave Penn State (11-3-1, 5-2 Big Ten) the lead off an assist from Connor Maloney.

The Nittany Lions had a 16-8 edge in shots. Wolverton had three saves, while Meyers had four for the Badgers (3-10-2, 0-6-0).

Penn State is now within a win of clinching at least a tie for its third consecutive Big Ten crown. The Nittany Lions conclude their regular season Nov. 2 at Iowa.

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