Win Streak on the Line for Field Hockey
STATE COLLEGE, PA., September 6, 2005 - The Penn State field hockey team travels to Princeton Wednesday for a 6 p.m. match up with the Tigers. The Nittany Lions are looking to extend their winning streak to four games.
Penn State (3-1) and Princeton (0-1) meet for the 22nd time since 1979 with eight of those games coming in postseason play. The Nittany Lions have won the last four contests, including last season's 1-0 overtime victory. Nine of the games have been decided by one goal. Penn State leads the all-time series, 19 games to three.
The Nittany Lions are coming off an undefeated home stand in which they defeated Lock Haven, 4-1 and Connecticut, 3-1. The Sept. 2 game against the Lady Eagles was the first game on new Astroturf Field. Shaun Banta (Gibbsboro, N.J.) scored the first goal on the new turf.
Against Connecticut, Britney Long (Lancaster, Pa.) scored her first career goal and Jen Long (Doylestown, Pa.) had her first career assist.
Senior Natalie Berrena (State College, Pa.) scored a goal in each game and junior Annelise Legel (Morgantown, Pa.) scored a goal and had two assists; they currently lead the team with four points each.
Penn State head coach Char Morett currently has 333 wins in her career, and with the weekend's two wins, is inching toward 300 at Penn State with 296. She is one of only five coaches to have reached the 300-career win plateau.
The Lions return home for a Friday, Sept. 9 game against Villanova and a Sunday, Sept. 11 game against St. Joseph's. At Sunday's game, fans will have a chance to win an iPod if they bring their football ticket stub from Saturday's game vs. Cincinnati.
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