NCAA Women

No. 10 Nittany Lions Set Multiple Single-Match Records in Win over West Chester

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 10 Penn State women’s soccer utilized a dominant offensive outing and total team effort to book the program’s first victory of the 2023 season, downing the West Chester Golden Rams by an 8-0 tally Sunday afternoon on Jeffrey Field. The Blue & White set single-match records for both shots and corner kick attempts in the contest.

In the Nittany Lion attacking onslaught, the Blue & White unleashed 45 total shots coupled with 24 shots on goal overall. PSU’s previous single-match record for shots in a contest was 45, set against the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 7, 2010, during the Big Ten Tournament. The Blue & White also bested a nearly 22-year-old record for corner kicks, logging 20 in Sunday’s match and surpassing the previous tally of 19 that was recorded on Sept. 28, 2001, in a match at Purdue.

The Blue & White improved to 1-0-1 on the young 2023 season following Sunday’s win, marking the third consecutive season and 16th overall that PSU has started unbeaten through its first two matches. Due to NCAA regulations regarding inter-division play, West Chester utilized the contest as a preseason exhibition match and will open its 2023 campaign on the road at Jefferson in Philadelphia on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m.

Penn State played 25 members of its 30-woman roster on Sunday, with no player seeing more than an…

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