Field Hockey Upended at No. 7 Penn State
Sept. 3, 2017

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By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeHockey)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Wake Forest field hockey team was upended at No. 7 Penn State on Sunday afternoon, losing, 6-0, in University Park, Pa.

Penn State (4-0) dominated the shot count and pulled away from the Deacs (1-3) in the second half to win their fourth straight game to start the year.

The Nittany Lions outshot the Demon Deacons, 21-13, for the game and held a 9-2 advantage in penalty corners.

Although the Deacs did not convert any scoring opportunities, Jule Grashoff and Megan Anderson tied for the team lead with five shots each. Goalkeeper Isla Bint, making her second straight start, delivered a career high 11 saves.

The Nittany Lions controlled possession and struck first, in the 17th minute on Gini Bramley's goal. Bint had saved the first six shots that she faced, before finally allowing Penn State to find the back of the net. In the 24th minute, the Nittany Lions scored again to increase their lead to 2-0 before half.

Overall, Penn State held a 13-1 shot advantage over Wake Forest in the first half.

Although the Deacs outshot Penn State, 12-8, in the second half, the Nittany Lions offense continued to attack, as they added four more second half goals.

Up next, Wake Forest returns home to Kentner Stadium, as they host No. 1 North Carolina next Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Then, the team will host Ohio State next Sunday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m.


 

 

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