Amy’s two goals lead Penn State
Nittany Lions top Lafayette, push winning streak to nine games
EASTON, Pa. -- No. 6 Penn State extended its winning streak to nine games on Tuesday as it defeated Lafayette 6-0. With the victory, Penn State improved to 11-3 on the season, heading into this weekend's key Big Ten matchup with Michigan.
Penn State outshot the Leopards 19-4 in a dominant offensive performance.
Junior Kelsey Amy netted two goals for the Nittany Lions while senior Casey McCartin scored her first goal of the season. Sophomore Ashtin Klingler scored for the second consecutive game and sophomore Whitney Reddig also contributed to the scoring effort. Additionally, freshman Taylor Herold added a goal in the second half.
Penn State's powerful offensive attack was displayed in the early going, as McCartin put the Nittany Lions on the board 4:04 into the game. She netted her first goal of the season after winning a loose ball in the circle before she tapped it in.
The Nittany Lions' second score came about nine minutes later. Penn State applied pressure in Lafayette's defensive third of the field and was rewarded a penalty corner. Reddig slotted a ball in to Amy and the junior standout blasted it into the cage for her team-leading 19th goal of the season. Her 20th goal came just moments later at 15:50 as Amy passed a ball into the circle that deflected off a Lafayette defender and snuck past the keeper. Amy was credited for the goal and Penn State had a commanding 3-0 lead.
Penn State grabbed a 4-0 lead at the 27:22 mark in the first half and scored again to build its lead in the 59th minute. Freshman Casey Haegele took a long shot that was saved before Herold roofed it beautifully off the rebound to give PSU.