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Rosenbluth: Fun-Filled Thursday

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Rosenbluth_Jess (H08) 1590.jpgBy Jess Rosenbluth, Junior Midfielder

To our dearest followers,

Today was a fun-filled day. We started the day off planning activities for Olympics that will happen tomorrow night for the girls. We have all been paired off with people we have not spent much time with on the trip. It was hard to find someone you haven't talked to a lot because as a group we are all pretty close. I am paired with a girl from Auburn and we decided our activity would be soccer bowling. The Olympic games will consist of some soccer drills, shooting, relay races, and other games.

After everyone figured out which activity they would be coaching we walked down town to exchange our money before our two hour shopping spree. We went to a place called Masaya, which is a giant market with very cheap prices. We took what they call chicken buses to the market. The buses are school buses but they are all individually decorated with lots of colors. Before the bus driver pulls away, three or four Niccas walked down the aisles with pastries, juices or candy for the ride. It was like they were flight attendants but they got off the bus before we left.

The ride took us about a half hour with all the stops. When we arrived everyone went their separate ways to shop. M-Evans, Vegas and I all bought gifts for everyone at home for around 60 dollars at most. They both bought Barcelona Jerseys for 15 dollars! The markets are very crowded. You literally walk down dirt paths and it looks like a giant farmers market except not all of it is food. We walked from a booth with shoes and toys to the booth right next to it with raw chicken sitting out on a table. We passed one booth with raw cow meat and on the chair next to the cow meat was a cat just starring at the raw meat (it would not be FDA approved). The smell is terrible, every time we came to an aisle where there was raw food we sprinted because the smell made us feel sick. Mads and I were really turned off by this and both pre-ordered vegetarian meals for tomorrow's closing dinner. After a successful day of shopping we returned to Granada to help the Nicca coaches make the potluck dinner.

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Maddy and I went with our Olympic partners to Karen and Flacca's house (Nicca coaches) to cook pica de gallo and chicken. Vegas went with her partner to make rice and beans and some orange juice which was amazing. The dinner everyone put together for the potluck was fabulous.

We had another activity night with the girls. I was with the youngest group, Vegas was with the middle group and Maddy was with the oldest group. Each floor had a different activity. On the first floor was musical chairs, the little girls loved it. If you did not have a chair at the end your punishment was to pick a phrase out of a hat and do what it said. The papers had things like: sing the national anthem, touch your ear to your knee, bark like a dog or dance like a robot. The second floor was a trivia game where the girls were asked different questions about soccer. They knew a lot more than I did; apparently I know nothing about the sport. On the third level was a relay race. There were two cones set apart by ten feet. The objects at the cones were: shin guards, shorts, shoes, a pinnie, jersey and a hat. The objective was to run to the cone put on all the items and run back take everything off and then the next person goes. This was extremely funny for my group because everything was XL and my group consisted of girls no older than eight. Everyone had a really good time.

Unfortunately, tonight was the last night for one of the volunteers that has lived here since August. Larkin is going home tomorrow so the Nicoyas (the older girls that she coached) threw her a surprise going away party. It was really emotional for the girls and for her. You could really tell how close they all got and what an impact she had on them. When walking downtown to the internet café we talked about how we have only been here for a few days and already feel attached to the staff and girls and how hard it must be to have been here that long and then leave.

Tomorrow Maddy will tell you all about our last school visit and the Olympic games.

Chao, Jess Rosenbluth

Schaefer: Cocoa, Life Changing Experiences & Nicknames

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5614011.jpegBy Ali Schaefer, Junior Midfielder

Buenos noches!

Sooo much has happened since we last blogged but I will try to inform you the best that I can. This experience is so difficult to put into words. Yesterday the three amigos ventured over to tres pisas (the office) where Larkin (an intern who has been in Nicaragua since September) taught all the volunteers how to make chocolate. We cooked the cocoa beans, cracked them, blended them, boiled them with milk and azucar (sugar), and waited for the compilation to cool. The best way to describe the taste of our homemade chocolate is to take the flavor of dark chocolate and times it by about twenty. This stuff was potent. SPOILER ALERT: I think Madz and J are taking home some of the authentic cocoa beans to make with their families.

Shortly after enjoying our creation, the Soccer Without Borders Nicaraguan staff held a presentation that showed the progress they have made over the past year. I was pretty impressed with their PowerPoint. Many of these coaches have never used a computer before and they delivered flawlessly. They explained just how important soccer is to these girls and how being involved with a team instills accountability, confidence, discipline, and so much more. They explained many of the girls have problems at home and it can be difficult to get them to smile on certain days. Coming to team oriented activities can act as a positive getaway. I am beginning to learn that Soccer Without Borders is so much bigger than a soccer program. It is life changing.

We spent some time with the oldest team after the presentation. Each girl was finishing a scrap book documenting their season. It included three pictures. Many of the girls have never seen themselves in a picture so it was something very new. I bonded with a few girls in particular. Communicating, or attempting at least, is my favorite part of this trip. I used broken Spanish and charades to ask questions and they fire right back with broken English and giggling. It is amazing how long they will stay and talk with us, how much each person gets out of each conversation, and ultimately neither party knows much about the other language. They are so curious about our culture, just as we are so curious about theirs. SIDE NOTE: these people are absolute sweethearts.

We woke up early today and wet to another school. We got to play with four different classes of girls. I'm pretty sure they all had a blast. There was a team of girls who have been considering joining the Soccer Without Borders league. They don't have many opportunities to play games, so at recess it had been decided that the volunteers would scrimmage the girls team. It was the talk of the school. Every boy and girl surrounded the basketball court (acting as our soccer field). Larkin told us it was good for the girls to see what real competition was like so we took it to them, finishing at about 8-0 with some very impressive goals. The crowd went wild and the girls' team loved it. They were stars despite the loss.

We walked a couple miles back to the office where many of us were tuckered out. We struggled to keep our eyes open as we participated in a bracelet making workshop ran by Tancho (a Nicaraguan coach). He is el jefe (the boss) at making bracelets and creates, then sells them in the States to raise money for Soccer Without Borders. Contact Zoey Bouchelle if you wish to buy a few. They are complex. Let's just say... mine didn't look so good. Maddy and J-Ro on the other hand received the pattern fairly well and made some neat ones.

Finally, we strapped on our cleats and hit the field. We played in a 6-v-6 tourney with volunteers and FSF chicas combined. Unfortunately, the Penn State crew did not represent because none of our team won. (I'd like to add there was so very dodgy reffing, including a goal that was pretty obviously nowhere near the goal haha). It was so much fun! Some of these girls are quite good! And to think some of them haven't even been playing for a year! Each of us PSU girls did bring our personalities on the field though. Maddy was flying up and down the sideline doing spin moves and crosses, while J-Ro was tricking everyone with heel flicks and crafty footwork. I of course was running around like a chicken with my head cut off spouting energetic positive Spanish phrases...judging by the amount of laughter the Nicaraguans had, I think many of the phrases made no sense at all. Either way, the game was great fun and I can't wait to play with them again!!

After the match we went to a more American restaurant with a new friend, a player from Auburn. Lydia is a speed demon forward with a personality much like Carly Niness... if there is such a thing. It was nice to chat with her over a good meal, an ice cold beverage, and some air conditioning. Little things we take for granted are heaven on earth after a few days in this foreign country. Constantly evaluating how fortunate we are and appreciating the simple pleasures I receive every day. J-Ro is up to blog manana. Until next time... Adios.

Cautro Primita

P.S. The Nicaraguans like to give out nicknames as a term of endearment. They usually choose a feature that stands out on you most, which sometimes can be offensive like gorda (fatty). For instance Zoey Bouchelle is Rubia (Blondie). Apparently I am cuatro primita which means fourth cousin. Since Nicaraguans can't pronounce the J sound, Jess sounds like Yes so people call her Si. They also can't pronounce Ds well, so Maddy is Mary.

Adios,
Ali Schaefer

Evans: English Lessons, Ice Cream and More!

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3775882.jpegBy Maddy Evans, Sophomore Midfielder

Hola!

We have been blessed with yet another beautiful day here in Granada. Vegas, Jess and I are currently catching some much needed down time after a fun-filled, yet exhausting morning. Last night, after heading back to our Barrio, we were greeted by our host brother, Caesar, who was playing his guitar out on our front porch while watching a bunch of other kids from the neighborhood play some pick-up soccer in the street. Caesars cousin was doing his English homework and Caesar had us help him. As an English Education major, I was pretty pumped about this. He had to write sentences for various character names saying what they do using phrases such as [once a week] or [daily] or [tomorrow]. He was very good, not to mention we were all jealous of his impeccable cursive handwriting. He was unbelievably gracious for our little bit of help, thanking us numerous times. For me, this little experience was a huge highlight of this trip thus far. Teach English abroad after college? Perhaps!

After our little English lesson we went inside to enjoy an absolutely incredible meal prepared for us by our host mother (J-Ro, Vegas and I have decided that she is the sweetest lady one could ever imagine). She was noticeably very excited about having the chance to cook for us. We feasted on fried fish, plantains, beets, rice and beans (of course!) and homemade fresco. She was definitely proud of her meal and we all thoroughly enjoyed it --It is truly amazing how, despite not being able to verbally communicate, we are able to connect so well with one another.

Afterwards we went to the local market to get some ice cream. It's very tasty but definitely is different from ice cream in the states. While sitting outside of the market, Vegas got stung by some huge mysterious bug. To say the least, this put quite a damper on her evening. We have yet to find any place that sells bug spray, but we are on the lookout.

We woke up early this morning to the roosters and had to be at the FSF office by 6:30. We headed to one of the local schools to teach the recess classes. We did various relay races and got to play some soccer. All the girls were very excited we were at their school.

During an aqua-break I was chatting with one of the Futbol Sin Fronteras players, Hazel. Out of all the players, her English is the best I have heard yet. She asked all about Penn State, the team, coaches, facilities, etc. Teaching is certainly reciprocated here- she taught me a few new Spanish words to add to my growing repertoire while I helped her with the tough English words she got stuck on. With helping hands like Hazel, Vegas and I are slowly (but surely!) catching up to J-Ro's Spanish speaking skills. Learning Spanish, among other things, has officially been added to my bucket list. After we walked around town a bit and learned how to roll cigars. We have learned that residents here are very possessive of the sidewalks in front of their houses. Walking through town we pass hundred of locals relaxing out front of their houses; often times, women will sell sliced mangoes and other goods while they sit outside. Vegas, Jess and I still cannot get enough of the mangoes here...delicious! While touring Granada the other day Zoey was telling us how the locals here think we are crazy for wanting our skin to be dark (tanning, etc.). Here, we have learned, people aim for the lightest skin possible. With light skin, others know that you don't spend time working in the fields; lighter skin is desirable.

For now, we are headed to make our own chocolate and then off to a few meetings! Until next time, paz!

--Maddy Evans

Rosenbluth: Update from Granada

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Rosenbluth_Jess (H08) 1590.jpgBy Jess Rosenbluth, Junior Midfielder
Entry submitted Monday evening

Buenas Tardes amigos,

I think we walked over 8 miles today. We started our day off with a lovely new upgrade of oatmeal for breakfast this morning. We have been separated into three different groups - red, yellow, and green. Each color is in charge of washing the dishes after certain meals throughout the day. Lucky for us because the oatmeal was very sticky, it was the red groups turn to do the dishes while the rest of us, and by that I mean, Maddy, Vegas, and I, sat outside to get some sun. The teams are also split up for different school visits. After breakfast the teams brainstormed ideas for games we could play with the children when we went to their schools later today. This took about fifteen minutes; we were full of ideas after running camps and participating in gym class as kids. If I knew that would be that last time I would be sitting down for hours I would have kept throwing out ideas.

We left the office and took a tour of downtown Granada and we actually saw a lot of interesting and beautiful things. The most interesting site to see for me is actually still under construction. There is another non-profit organization running in Granada to help stop the glue-sniffing problem here amongst the boys. The building they are creating is a place where the boys that stop sniffing glue are able to sleep, eat and play soccer.

Besides just the natural scenery of colorful houses and beautiful trees, we walked by some huge churches, hammock making factories and schools. We finished our tour by walking directly into the most crowded market where we ate lunch which of course included rice, beans and some sort of meat. Us Penn State girls have really come to like this spicy sauce made of just pepper juice and other crazy ingredients. Vegas is the most daring when it comes to the spicy foods and ate one of the peppers today, her sinuses are now cleared for the year. Oh also us three totally got lost when we decided we wanted something else for lunch and walked around for about a good twenty minutes adding to our already significantly long walk and ended up circling right back to the restaurant we were at to begin with. Fail.

After lunch we met back in the office and the Green and Yellow groups left for a school visit. We took another stroll of about a ten minute walk down the street towards the school. When we arrived there were kids running everywhere. Once the chaos settled down we were able to implement the games we thought of earlier this morning into action. We started by separating the girls and boys, the girls that were involved with SWB stood in front of the class and told them about their experience with the program so far. The games we so brilliantly came up with were: tag, head-catch and running in a circle until someone yells out a number and you have to immediately get into groups of that number. The kids loved it. Success.

After our long day of trekking, Maddy, Vegas and I went to get some mangos, which we have been living off of because they are amazing, and rested our feet. Vegas has been entertaining us with her enneagram book. We have discovered that I am a 6, Vegas is a 3 and Maddy is a 9. We complete the 3.6.9 triangle meaning we are compatible which a good thing since we will be spending another 144 hours together.

Tonight our host family is making us dinner and we can't wait.

Con corozon y paz, Jess Rosenbluth

P.S we are convinced there is an epidemic of frogs going on in this town. Our count so far is 37 DEAD and 8 ALIVE. The count will continue throughout our blogging.

Schaefer: Day Two in Granada

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5614011.jpegAli Schaefer, Junior Midfielder

Holllllllllaaaaa!

What an eventful day. Last night we met all the other volunteers over none other than the infamous chicken and rice dinner. We chatted with Ann Cook for a while then were off to bed. We woke up all throughout the night to the pitter-patter of rain on the house...Well by pitter-patter I mean the pounding downpour monsoon hitting the roof! The Nicaraguans were not used to the rain and our host brother Cesar called us gringas locas (crazy white girls) for walking in the rain to breakfast.

We had orientation which consisted of a few icebreakers amongst the volunteers learning Spanish. Needless to say, my team crushed the others. Shortly after girls from all three of the Soccer Without Borders teams came to the three story office to celebrate the closing of their first season. J-Ro, Maddy, and I were mainly with the oldest team. We participated in the biggest game of the human knot we have ever played. With about 20 people intertwining hands we somehow untangled the mess and defeated the game! The girls were thrilled. Later each girl received a special award and talked about what they enjoyed most about the season. Even without knowing exactly what they were saying, you could see the appreciation in their eyes. Being on this team really impacts their lives.

After the individual teams did there thing we all went up to the third story of the office and hit a piñata. The girls, especially the little ones, danced to the music as they swung at the candy stuffed soccer ball. After the chaos ended and everyone was full of candy we danced for what seemed like days to a Nicaraguan DJ. The girls went to town! For preseason this upcoming fall, I think I'll recommend to Coach Walsh that we just have a dance party with some Nicaraguans to get our fitness. What a workout!!

Finally, we got a shower and feasted on a delicious home cooked meal by one of Futbol Sin Fronteras biggest local supporters. Well, that's not all. Maddy Evans, the queen of ice cream, was in desperate need of some helado so we trekked across the city on the lookout. After enjoying a tasty treat and taking in more of the Nicaraguan culture, we set off for home. This is our final pit stop until Monday. We need to get our rest because we will be visiting the schools of some of the girls in the program and running a little session for their schoolmates. J-Ro will tell you all about it.

Buenos Noches!!

Vegas AKA Ali Schaefer

SWB Spring Infusion: Day One

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Penn State women's soccer student-athletes Maddy Evans, Jess Rosenbluth and Ali Schaefer will be describing their time from the Soccer Without Borders Spring Infusion during the month of May 400px-Cathedral_of_Granada_Nicaragua.jpg

Hola! Greetings from Granada, Nicaragua!

We arrived last night around 9:30 local time and were greeted by our former center midfielder Zoe Bouchelle. Despite some rain, we had an enjoyable 45 minute drive to our new "Barrio" and were warmly welcomed by our family for the week. Luckily, Jess (Rosenbluth) and Vegas (Ali Schaefer) know a little bit of Spanish and we were able to situate in our rooms easily. Jess and Maddy are in one room and Vegas is in the other - the rooms are like little cubicles; the entire house is one large space with rooms distinguished by different colors of walls or separated by strips of fabric. After a long day of travelling, we settled in for the night.

After waking up to our natural alarm clock, the rooster in the backyard, we headed to the Soccer Without Borders office with Caesar (our host brother). We had the most delicious mangoes for breakfast and were then given a tour of the office. The building, which used to be a hostel, is one of the only buildings in Granada with three floors. On the top floor's balcony we were able to overlook the entire city.

We then headed out for our first practice! It was about a twenty minute walk to the field. The field, located next to Central America's largest lake, was (to say the least) nothing like Jeffrey Field (Penn State's home). We were lucky enough to be paired with the "Mariposas" (Butterflies) - the youngest team associated with Soccer Without Borders in Granada. Maddy and Vegas looked to Jess for communication advice. Vegas tried to ask how to say "shoot" in Spanish. Somewhere along the lines there was a miscommunication because Vegas continued to yell the Spanish word for "big" for the remainder of practice. Little did she know, she was completely wrong and we assume the girls were pretty confused. Nonetheless, we are all determined to learn some Spanish while we are here.

Even after just one day, we are all coming to truly embrace the SWB value "learn while you teach." During water breaks at practice the Mariposas were teaching the three of us how to play with "Traca-Tracas" -- essentially, there are two small balls on strings and if you can gain the right technique, you click them together. It looks simple, but none of us have mastered the skill. Hopefully, by the end of the trip, we will have figured out this simple, yet complex, toy.

Afterward, we went to the downtown marketplace. We walked through a farmer's market-like atmosphere - dozens upon dozens of tables were filled with goods to sell such as fruits, vegetables, souvenirs, etc. Some table had bunches of raw unrefrigerated poultry; needless to say, we've never seen anything like it. Zoey introduced us to a hole-in-the-wall vendor where we got some lunch. An "extra-small" plate of rice, beans, beans, chicken, and plantains left us beyond satisfied.

After lunch we were able to walk around town a bit and rest after a long day in the sun. Maddy is already sunburned. Until next time, adios!!

Gill: Previewing Penn in NCAA Tourney

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1418902.jpegBy Meghan Gill, Redshirt-Junior Midfielder

It's tournament time!!! At the selection show on Monday we got the great news that we made the NCAA tournament! We found out that we would be playing the University of Pennsylvania at West Virginia University as they are our host site for the weekend. With the news that we made the tournament we were very excited for the upcoming weekend, but knew that we still have a long journey in reaching our ultimate team goal of winning a national championship.

Just to give you some insight into how the tournament is run, the first and second rounds are both played in one weekend on Friday and Sunday (So, if we win on Friday we will play the winner of WVU vs. Morehead State on Sunday). Every round after that is one game per weekend until the College Cup which is another Friday/Sunday set up during the first weekend in December. Just like March Madness, the NCAA women's soccer tournament is host to 64 teams and is single elimination, so in the end, only one team can end their season with a win. So, today we physically started the journey by traveling to West Virginia, and per NCAA rules took our 1 hour of allocated field time on the game field to shake out our travel legs and to make our final preparations for the big game tomorrow versus UPenn. Yet, tomorrow is the real beginning to our journey in this tournament and everyone is super excited for a blank slate and to show this country what Penn State soccer is all about!

UPenn is going to be a very challenging opponent to start the tournament with, as they are the 2010 Ivy League Champs and are 9-6-2 overall. We know that from here on out every game is going to be a battle. Every team wants that coveted NCAA championship trophy and it's that time of the year when every team digs in and puts everything on the line to come out on top. We have worked hard to get ourselves to where we are now, and have learned a lot about the character and fight of our team throughout the regular and Big Ten season. Now, we are ready to take those lessons and hard work and put it into action against UPenn and hope to start the long road to a national championship!

As always:

WE ARE.....PENN STATE!!!

Gill: Senior Day Preview vs. Michigan

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1418902.jpegBy Meghan Gill, Redshirt-Junior Midfielder

It's almost Game Day!!! As I said in my last blog, this Sunday is a very important game for us. We play Michigan in our last regular season game, while also celebrating Pink Day and Senior Day.

On a more serious note, this game is very important for us as it has big implications for us as we try and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. We are currently tied for 2nd in the Big Ten with Ohio State, and so with a tie or loss by Ohio State and a win for us can give us an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament!

So we are working hard to keep our focus and do our part to keep our chances at a postseason berth alive! Yet, this game day is bigger than just the game itself. This game day we are celebrating something bigger than ourselves, we are supporting the ongoing fight for breast cancer and our two seniors Megan Monroig and Dani Toney.

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The saying goes that everyone will know someone who has been affected by cancer in their lifetime. Raising awareness for not just cancer, but breast cancer is becoming very important as statistics have come out that every 1-in-8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetime (breastcancer.org). For such a growing disease, it is important to raise money and awareness for this important cause. Sunday we are trying to do our part to raise money and awareness, and hope that you will join us in support of this great fight and make a difference and hope that some day there will be no more cancer.

We would also like for you to join us in celebrating the careers of two great seniors! Many times Senior Day is what people would say is "bittersweet." It's a celebration of two great careers, but it also represents the end of the season and the senior's last day to play on Jeffery Field. Dani and Mons have made a significant mark on this program both on and off the field for this team in all four years of their career and it is definitely going to be hard to say goodbye to them as they step out onto Jeffery Field for the last time. We will miss them! To help celebrate these two great careers come out Sunday at 1:00 p.m. to see our seniors in action for their last time on Jeffery Field as we take on Michigan! Seeing as Sunday is their day I thought I would let them end out this blog themselves.

Toney_Danielle (H07 WSoc MS).jpgMonroig_Megan (H-09-MS)0095.jpgFrom Dani and Mons: We would like to say thanks to all our family, friends, fans, and alumni who have been a constant support through our four years here at Penn State. You have taken the good with the bad and have never wavered in your support for us and for this team. We appreciate everything from the house visits and treats on away trips to the signs and cheers for us at our home games, and just wanted to say Thanks for making this a great place to play for four years! To our coaches and teammates, thank you for being there and all the memories that we will take from here and cherish for a lifetime.

WE ARE...PENN STATE!!

Gill: Back in First

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1418902.jpegBy Meghan Gill, Redshirt-Junior Midfielder

Hello Fans!

I am back to update you on the tail end of our season as our Big Ten regular season is winding down. Our team has started to gel as the season has gone on and we are now 7-2 in the Big Ten and 9-8-1 overall after two big wins this weekend over Indiana and Purdue. This is a big step for us as we are now above .500 and are tied for first in the Big Ten with a very important game coming up on Sunday. First off though I will tell you about our 6-1 wins over both Indiana and Purdue.

Unlike the normal Friday game, this week we played Indiana on Thursday, which although seemed a little different, was a good switch from the every weekend Friday/Sunday schedule. This switch was just the spark we needed as we came out on fire and scored twice with the first 15 minutes and were up 3-0 at halftime. Yet, we weren't satisfied with just sitting on our lead, we wanted to continue to perform well and finish the chances that we got. We were able to duplicate the score in the first half with three more goals in the second half leaving us with a 6-1 win. The highlight of the night was of course Tani Costa. Making the most of every opportunity she got Tani pulled out a hat trick with a penalty kick, a chip shot over the keeper, and finishing a ball that was crossed in the box. Overall it was just a great night for the team with everyone getting playing time and a much needed victory. The next thing on our list was an away game at Purdue.

Most times you are either home for both games or away for both, but this weekend was different and we got to play at home on Jeffery Field Thursday, but headed to West Lafayette on Sunday to play Purdue. Although the score line of Sunday's game was the same as Thursday's, there are two different stories to tell. It was Purdue's Senior Day and 21 seconds in we realized they were here to play as they already put the ball in the back of our net. So, maybe we needed that little wake up call, but man did it wake us up! We were able to pull ahead before halftime 2-1 off of goals from Tani and Dani Toney. Then coming out of halftime we had a fire lit under us and we came out firing on all cylinders as we scored twice again within the first 15 minutes, and twice more in the half to end the game with another 6-1 score. Even though it wasn't our best 90 minutes we showed that we can face some adversity and come out with a win and a solid second half.

Our game wasn't the only important game for us on Sunday, with a little help from Indiana beating Ohio State we are now tied atop the Big Ten Standings with Ohio State. Both of us have one last game this weekend to fight for the Big Ten Championship! (Editor's Note: Wisconsin won Monday over Northwestern and has 23 points with no games to play. PSU and OSU are at 21 points with one game apiece remaining. A win by either team guarantees at least a share of the title).

This coming weekend's game vs. Michigan is not just important for that matter but also because we are recognizing the career's of our seniors (Megan Monroig and Dani) with Senior Day presentations and the on going fight against breast cancer with "Think Pink" day. So, that's just an update of where we are in the season and later this week I will preview what our team has in store for our game on Sunday!

WE ARE....PENN STATE!!!

Brock: Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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Just on Monday, forward Hayley Brock was named the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week for her performance on Sunday at Illinois, a 2-0 win for Penn State. Brock scored PSU's second goal of the day.

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