Penn State performed a low-intensity recreation against Lafayette on Sunday, scoring early within the first quarter and alternatively in double-overtime to win.
The Nittany Lions got here out sturdy, however fell flat till overtime the place they have been the primary to ranking and sneak previous Lafayette 2-1.
Penn State began off sturdy drawing a nook early on within the recreation.
Senior Mackenzie Allessie inserted the ball to senior Elena Vos on the most sensible of the circle, the place graduate scholar Anna Simon took the shot and scored the primary objective of the sport.
Lafayette made its manner down the field, however each and every strive to get into the circle was once close down via the blue and white protection.
The Nittany Lions endured to move across the Leopards, protecting the ball inside of their 25-yard line for almost all of the hole quarter. Whenever Penn State would lose the ball, a loss of protection within the midfield would permit Lafayette to take the play down the field very easily.
With 5 mins left, the Nittany Lions earned their 2nd nook. The preliminary shot hit the put up after which rebounded to Vos whose shot additionally hit the put up.
Controlling the hole quarter, the Nittany Lions tallied six pictures when compared to Lafayette’s one shot. They additionally had 3 corners with a kind of leading to a objective whilst Lafayette couldn’t get any corners.
In the second one, the Leopards took regulate of ownership and collected their first shot off of the sport which was once blocked via senior goalie Brie Barracco.
With six mins left within the part, Lafayette were given some other shot off which once more was once blocked via Barracco, however the Leopards have been able for the rebound and lifted the ball into the cage to tie the sport.
The Nittany Lions picked the depth again up after this objective was once scored having a look to take the lead again prior to part, however in the long run it was once unsuccessful.
The 3rd quarter was once quite backward and forward, with each groups taking the ball from circle to circle however no longer being in a position to ranking.
Penn State headed into the overall quarter having a look to make one thing occur and steer clear of some other overtime contest.
Taking the ball proper to its circle, the blue and white took rapid ownership. Failing to ranking, Lafayette took the ball proper backtrack to its finish and had its alternative to ranking, however it got here up brief.
Both squads have been not able to in finding the again of the online, and the sport headed to overtime.
In the primary overtime duration, graduate scholar ahead Grace Wallis sped her manner in the course of the circle and earned a nook with lower than 4 mins in overtime. Two pictures have been taken within the nook however neither may just get Penn State the win.
Vos and Barraco held down the offense, no longer letting Lafayette close to the objective. Vos made more than one the most important block tackles that close down any likelihood the Leopards had at capturing.
The contest then went right into a 2nd overtime after each groups couldn’t in finding the objective cage once more.
Penn State in any case earned the win early in the second one further duration.
Wallis took the ball down the field and located Gladieux within the circle who pulled the goalie out of the cage and shot for the other nook, scoring her 2nd game-winner for the week.
The Nittany Lions subsequent play Bucknell at the street Friday.
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