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April 25, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The No. 8/12 Penn State women's lacrosse team (9-6, 3-3 ALC) will close out the regular season Saturday, April 26 when it welcomes 19th-ranked Princeton (10-4, 6-1 Ivy) to the Penn State Lacrosse Field. Opening draw for the Senior Day matchup is set for 3 p.m., with the Senior Day festivities beginning at 2:45 p.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW
A live video stream, which requires a paid subscription, and GameTracker will be available through GoPSUsports.com. Fans can also follow the game though the team's Twitter account @PennStateWLAX.
LIMITED BAG POLICY
Penn State has implemented a limited bag policy at all home athletic events this season. One clear plastic one-gallon plastic bag per person will be permitted for medical needs, child care needs and general items as needed. Items that can fit in a pocket should remain in patrons' pockets (i.e. keys, cell phone, wallet, glasses, camera, sunscreen, lip balm, make-up). General items of this nature, including those that don't fit in patrons' pocket, can also be placed in a clear plastic one-gallon plastic bag.
NITTANY LIONS CLOSE REGULAR SEASON
For the fourth year in a row, the Penn State Nittany Lions will close out their regular season against the Princeton Tigers. Penn State will look to secure its fifth straight 10-win season.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Prior to the game, the Nittany Lions will celebrate the careers of 10 seniors - Carly Bitzer, Lizzy Carney, Avery Curley, Mackenzie Cyr, Ali Foulsham, Evan Foulsham, Shannon Lechner, Lauren Purvis and Whitney Reddig and team manager Patrick Woo.
PENN STATE EARNS FOURTH SEED FOR ALC TOURNAMENT
The Nittany Lions, who finished the ALC season at 3-3, secured the No. 4 seed for the upcoming ALC tournament, to be held at Northwestern's Lakeside Field, beginning May 1. Penn State will face either Johns Hopkins or Vanderbilt in their first-round game at 3 p.m.
CYR HAULS IN PAIR OF WEEKLY HONORS
After sparking the Nittany Lions' 12-10 come-from-behind victory against then-No. 7/5 Johns Hopkins Friday, April 18, sophomore midfielder Madison Cyr earned ALC Offensive and WomensLax.com Player of the Week honors.
The sophomore led Penn State with four second-half goals, including three in a 26-second span, during the team's pivotal conference victory. The midfielder, who netted at least four goals in a game for the fourth time this season, added a game-high five draw controls along with two ground balls.
CLIMBING THE CHARTS
Senior attacker Mackenzie Cyr registered three assists in the win over Johns Hopkins to bring her career total to 102, making her just the third Nittany Lion to eclipse 100 career assists. Julie Tice (115) and Marsha Florio (109) are the only other Nittany Lions with more assists.
ALL-TIME VS. PRINCETON
The Nittany Lions and Tigers will meet for the 35th time on Saturday. Princeton enters the game having won the last five meetings, with Penn State's last win coming in 2007.
Junior attacker Maggie McCormick leads all Nittany Lions with nine career points (5g, 4a) against the Tigers. Senior attacker Mackenzie Cyr (3g, 2a) and junior midfielder Kelly Lechner (5g) both have five career points, while junior midfielder Tatum Coffey has three career goals.
The Tigers arrive in Happy Valley fresh off an Ivy League regular-season championship after a 10-8 victory against Dartmouth. Princeton is led by junior attacker Erin McMunn, who has 40 points (29g, 11a) through 13 games this season. Eight Tigers have at least 21 points this season, and all eight have scored 17 goals or more. In net for Princeton this season has been junior Annie Woehling. In more than 630 minutes of work, she has made 70 saves, while allowing 84. In 12 games, she has a goals-against average of 7.96 and a 9-1 record.
The Nittany Lions will head to the ALC tournament for a first-round matchup against either Johns Hopkins or Vanderbilt May 1.