Yeah. 6 Women’s Soccer Travels to Ohio State

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 6 Penn State women’s soccer program travels to Ohio State for a Big Ten Conference match on Sunday, Oct. 2 with a noon kickoff broadcasted live on B1G +.

GAME INFORMATION
Ohio State (7-2-2, 2-1-1)

  • Date: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022 | Time: Noon EST
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio | Venue: Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
  • Live Stats | Watch: B1G +

PENN STATE BREAKDOWN

LAST TIME OUT

  • PSU suffered its first conference loss, falling 2-1 to Michigan State on Thursday night.
  • The Nittany Lions could not overcome two second half goals by the Spartans, finding the net themselves just once off the foot of Schlegel in the 82nd minute.
  • Schlegel’s goal advanced her to 96 career points.
  • The Blue & White out-shot MSU 16 to eight and eight to five on shots on goal. However, MSU keeper Lauren Kozal made seven saves to keep her team ahead.

SCOUTING OHIO STATE

  • The Spartans are coming off a 4-0 road victory at Indiana on Thursday.
  • Four different Buckeyes scored goals at Indiana, and junior midfielder Kine Flotre tied the program’s single-game record with three assists.
  • The Buckeyes had their third shutout in a row and their sixth of the season.
  • In league play, OSU has also beat Iowa (2-0), tied Michigan (0-0) and fell to No. 4 Rutgers (0-2).
  • Against ranked opponents, OSU has two losses (No. 9 BYU, 0-2; No. 4 Rutgers, 0-2) and one tie (No. 18 Texas A&M, 0-0).
  • Junior Peyton McNamara leads the team with five goals.
  • Goalkeeping has been split between graduate student Katherine Robinson (.857, 5-1-0) and freshman Molly Pritchard (.828, 2-1-2).

PENN STATE AGAINST OHIO STATE

  • Penn State leads the all-time series against Ohio State 24-8-2.
  • PSU is 3-1-1 against the Buckeyes in their last five matchups.
  • In those past five matches, PSU has outscored OSU ten to five.
  • In their last matchup, PSU fell 0-1 to OSU.

OTHER NOTES

  • The Nittany Lions were selected as the favorite to win the 2022 Big Ten Conference championship alongside Rutgers, according to the annual preseason poll of conference head coaches.
  • For the first time in the Big Ten Preseason Poll history, there was a tie for first place with Penn State and Rutgers leading the list.
  • The Nittany Lions have been picked as the conference preseason favorites every year since 2003.
  • Under the direction of head coach Erica Dambachthe Nittany Lions have won 11 Big Ten regular season championships and four Big Ten Tournament championships as she enters her 16th season as Penn State’s head coach.
  • The Nittany Lions have the No. 1 2022 recruiting class in the nation per TopDrawerSoccer.com
  • The Blue & White return 18 letterwinners and welcome 11 newcomers.
  • Seniors Penelope Hocking, Payton Linnehan and Schlegel were named Big Ten Players to Watch.
  • Hocking and Schlegel were named to the United Soccer Coaches Players to Watch – Forwards list and to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.
  • The Nittany Lions have faced four ranked opponents having defeated No. 21 West Virginia, 2-0 and No. 4 Rutgers 2-0, lost to No. 12 Stanford, 2-0 and tied No. 19 Georgetown 2-2.
  • Big Ten Players of the Week: Offensive: Penelope Hocking (9/27), Defensive: Mieke Schiemann (9/27, 8/30), Goalkeeper: Katherine Asman (9/27), Freshman: Amelia White (8/23).

NEXT TIME OUT

The Nittany Lions remain on the road to face Maryland on Sunday, Oct. 9.

The Penn State women’s soccer season is presented by the Smeal College of Business.

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