UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fifth time in the past 10 years, fourth-seeded Penn State recorded a 2-1 victory against Albany on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
The Nittany Lions, 18-3 overall, will play at 2 p.m. ET Sunday at the Field Hockey Complex.
Sophomore Taylor Herold notched both goals for the Lions, scoring the game-winner with less than 10 minutes to play in the game.
Forcing her way down the right wing into Albany’s defensive zone, senior Kelsey Amy fed Herold a centering pass directly in the middle of the circle. Herold then chipped the ball high above goalkeeper Kristi Troch into the right corner of the net to give Penn State a 2-1 lead.
It was Herold’s 11th goal of the season for her 23rd point and her third game-winning goal.