No. 7 Penn State wins in overtime
Roundup: No. 4 UConn dominant in first half, tops Louisville
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Despite losing a two-goal lead in the second half, Penn State picked up a thrilling 4-3 overtime win against Northwestern on Saturday. Freshman Taylor Herold netted the game-winning goal on an assist from sophomore Lauren Purvis.
Along with Herold, freshman Laura Gebhart, junior Kelsey Amy and sophomore Brittany Grzywacz each scored goals for the Nittany Lions. Redshirt junior goalkeeper Ayla Halus had seven saves, including two in overtime that kept the Wildcats in check.
In the overtime, Northwestern had the first opportunity on a penalty corner. Halus made a huge save on Chelsea Armstrong's shot. Regan Mooney then fired another shot about two minutes later, but Halus came through again to keep the Lions alive.
In the 76th minute, Herold entered the game as Penn State looked to apply more pressure. Down in Northwestern's end, Amy fired a shot that just went wide. However, as the Wildcats played the ball back in, Purvis gained control in the corner. She dribbled the ball along the baseline and played a beautiful ball to Herold who was right in front of the cage. She banged it right by the keeper to give the Lions the win.
No. 4 Connecticut 4, No. 19 Louisville 2
STORRS, Conn. -- Four different Huskies scored and junior back Allison Angulo notched a three-point afternoon to lead Connecticut past Louisville, 4-2 on Saturday. With the win, UConn improves to 9-1 on the year and 3-0 in Big East play. The Cardinals slip to 7-4, 1-2.
The Huskies have now won 33 consecutive games when scoring at least three goals and the Connecticut defense allowed only two goals for only the third time this season.
The Cardinals got the board first when Dominique Pasqualichio netted her third goal of the season just 5:43 into the contest. Louisville was awarded one of its four penalty corners and took advantage when Pasqualichio hit a shot past Sarah Mansfield to garner the 1-0 edge.
The Huskies restored parity after freshman standout Chloe Hunnable converted on one of Connecticut’s seven penalty corners. Hunnable nailed a shot past a diving Erin Conrad and it hit hard off the board to knot the score at one goal apiece.
The eventual game-winner came courtesy of Jestine Angelini at the 32:23 mark. Angelini’s sixth goal of the season came off a corner and saw her convert on one of her patented drag flicks.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.