Nittany Lions Lose a Heartbreaker to Northeastern

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STORRS, Conn. September 5, 2004 - After battling Northeastern to a 0-0 tie through 70 minutes of regulation, Penn State fell to the Huskies in overtime, losing a heartbreaker, 1-0. Penn State goalkeeper Megan Akstin (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) saved four shots in the contest, but the fifth found the back of the net at the 75:01 mark in the contest between the two clubs at Sherman Sports Complex, in Storrs, Connecticut.

Penn State (0-3, 0-0) was able to out-shoot the Huskies, 4-2, in the first half, and withstood a barrage of eight Northeastern (4-0) shots in the second half as the teams finished regulation knotted at 0-0.

Senior Karin Grap (Van Etten, N.Y.) fired three shots in the game, and once again, sophomore Annelise Legel (Morgantown, Pa.) provided a spark off the bench, getting off two shots in the game. Against Connecticut a day earlier, she was able to tally three shots in that contest. Seniors Michele Rigby (Dover, Del.) and Amanda Eckert (Lititz, Pa.) also got off one shot each in the game. For Northeastern, Liane Dixon fired four shots in the contest, connecting on the game-winner.

The Nittany Lions have one more contest on the road at James Madison on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. before returning to University Park for a three-game homestand beginning Sept. 12 vs. North Carolina.




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