Women’s Soccer Defeats La Salle 2-0

Women’s Soccer Defeats La Salle 2-0

No. 16. Penn State women’s soccer was back home Sunday as they took on the La Salle Explorers and earned a 2-0 big time shutout win. La Salle was the final regular season non-conference game of the year, and the Lions were able to get the job done in the first half to claim victory over the Explorers.

In the 19th minute, junior forward Frannie Crouse put the Lions on the board as she received an assist from Brittany Basinger and fired the ball past the La Salle goalkeeper to score her 27th career goal. Towards the end of the half in the 41st minute, Penn State scored again following a corner kick in which defender Grace Fisk was able to score from about three yards out to seal the win for Penn State. On the defensive end, freshman goalkeeper Amanda Dennis got her first ever career solo shutout for Penn State. With the win, Penn State women’s soccer is now 58-5-5 at Jeffrey Field since the start of the 2011 season

"Obviously, the last tune-up before we go into the Big Ten season, playing against a good La Salle team," head coach Erica Dambach said in a post game interview. "I thought they were really disciplined and they had some real threats up top. I'm proud of the shutout, I'm proud of the multiple-goal game and I feel like we've learned a lot of lessons going into Big Ten play."

Penn State starts their Big Ten play this Friday, Sept. 16 against No. 10 Minnesota on the road. The game will be live on the Big Ten Network starting at 8 p.m. From there, the Lions will head to Wisconsin where they take on the Badgers Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.