Penn State earns first trip to title game with win against Florida State
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Penn State (21-3-2) will be appearing in its first NCAA National Championship game after senior midfielder Christine Nairn tapped in the game-winner just 1:12 into overtime to give Penn State a 2-1 win against the Florida State Seminoles.
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Penn State is only the second Big Ten team to ever appear in the National Title game (Wisconsin, 1991).
Leading 1-0 in regulation, Penn State surrendered a goal to the Seminoles with just 41 seconds remaining.
With Florida State riding the momentum, the Nittany Lions abruptly ended the game in the 91st minute, when senior Maddy Evans hit a long pass from the right wing into the box and Nairn touched it in from six yards out.
Penn State will take on the winner of Stanford and North Carolina this Sunday at 4 p.m. ET.