Women’s Soccer Edge Wisconsin, 1-0

Women’s Soccer Edge Wisconsin, 1-0

Penn State women’s soccer finished their opening Big Ten weekend with a win on the road against Wisconsin to give the team a 5-2-2 (1-0-1) record going into the remainder of Big Ten play. Freshman defender Laura Suero scored her first goal as a Nittany Lion during the second half of the game to earn the win for her team.

The game proved to be a defensive stronghold throughout the game as Penn State was only able to get 5 shots on goal during the game with Wisconsin only adding 3 shots. Penn State goalkeeper Amanda Dennis made three saves in goal for Penn State and was able to add a clean sheet to her record.

While the game started out slow, both teams looked dangerous throughout the second half. Most of Wisconsin’s shots occurred in the second half but thanks to a strong defensive effort from Penn State, the Badgers were unable to capitalize.

Penn State was able to seal the game in the 72nd minute after a corner kick from Nickolette Driesse who played the ball into the box and Penn State junior Elizabeth Ball was able to get her head on the ball, but it was punched out by the Wisconsin keeper. However, the clearance from Wisconsin wasn’t enough as Laura Suero was able to head the ball into the top-right corner of the net to secure her first ever Nittany Lion goal.

Although Wisconsin tallied four shot attempts in the last three minutes of the game, the blue and white were able to hold down the fort defensively for the rest of the game a earn the road win.

The Lions play at home Friday at Jeffrey Field against Iowa at 8 p.m. and then take on Nebraska and Illinois at home the following week.