Field Hockey Moves up to No. 6 in Kookaburra/NFHCA Poll
Sept. 6, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State field hockey team has moved up two spots in the Kookaburra/NFHCA poll, which was released on Tuesday. A total of three Big Ten teams remain in the top 20 poll.
In total, the Lions have eight opponents on the 2011 schedule that are in the top 20, including four in the top 10: Old Dominion(2), Connecticut (4), Virginia (7), Duke (9), Princeton (13), Michigan (14), Iowa (15) and Indiana (19). Three other 2011 opponents - Northwestern, Ohio State and Michigan State - are also among others receiving votes. The No. 6 ranking for the Nittany Lions is the highest since September of 2007, when they were also ranked sixth.
Penn State will be back in action on Thursday, when it travels to No. 13 Princeton for a 6 p.m. matchup. The Nittany Lions will return home at noon on Sunday, when they host Quinnipiac.
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