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Fall Sports Recap: Women’s Soccer Advances

Women’s soccer faces Santa Clara Friday, women’s volleyball upsets Wisconsin

Penn State Athletics

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team cruised past Central Connecticut State in its NCAA Tournament first round match with a 7-0 win. Penn State outshot the Blue Devils 18-1 in the game. Payton Linnehan led the way for the Nittany Lions with a natural hat trick. Cori Dyke, Rebecca Cooke, Mike Schiemann, and Julia Raich tallied the other four goals in the blowout win.

Penn State now faces No. 7 seed Santa Clara in the second round. Should the Nittany Lions win, they will face the winner of the second round game between No. 3 seed Georgetown and No. 6 seed Saint Louis.

Upcoming Game: Friday vs. Santa Clara (6:30pm on ESPN+)

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team picked up a huge weekend sweep, defeating Michigan in straight sets before pulling off a stunning 3-1 upset over No. 2 Wisconsin. The win over the Badgers was Katie Schumacher-Cawley’s first over a Top 5 opponent. Camryn Hannah (19 kills), Jess Mruzik (16 kills), and Zoe Weatherington (10 kills) led the way for Penn State’s attack. Allie Holland added 5 blocks, and setter Mac Podraza had an outstanding 51 assists. Podraza was named Big Ten Setter of the Week for her efforts in Saturday’s upset of Wisconsin.

Upcoming Games: Friday vs. Michigan State (7pm), Saturday vs. Northwestern (7pm)

National Rankings

Women’s Soccer: No. 5

Women’s Volleyball: No. 14