Indiana Falls on the Road to Penn State
Oct. 28, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Senior forward, and Bloomington native, Darby Hannon scored her second goal of the year for the Hoosiers (5-11-1, 1-7 Big Ten) on Thursday night but the Penn State Nittany Lions (8-8-1, 6-2 Big Ten) proved to be too much for Indiana and handed the Hoosiers a 6-1 loss at Jeffrey Field. Kaylin Clow was credited with the assist for her third point of the year.
"I was disappointed with how we started, but they are a very talented team, no doubt about it," Indiana head coach Mick Lyon said. "We didn't help ourselves by giving away a couple of goals early and it was just too much to overcome tonight."
Penn State got on the board first in the 8th minute and then added a pair of other first half goals to take a 3-0 lead into the locker room. IU freshman goalkeeper Shannon Flower made three saves in the first half but a steady PSU attack had pressure on the IU goal.
The Nittany Lions scored again just over two minutes into the second half and Tani Costa finished the hat trick with her third goal of the night in the 51st minute. They rounded out their offense in the 72nd minute to take a 6-0 lead.
Just over a minute after the last PSU goal, Kaylin Clow made a run at the top of the 18-yard box and slipped a pass into the box behind the defense in the direction of Hannon. The senior was able to beat the PSU keeper to the ball and flicked it into the goal. She now has three career goals and two of them have come this season (the other one was against Butler).
Flower finished with four saves before senior Lauren Hollandsworth was brought in for the final 26:12, where she made three saves of her own.
The game was broadcast live on BigTenNetwork.com and will be re-aired on the Big Ten Network at 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday.
Next up for Indiana will be a Sunday matinee against conference leading Ohio State at Armstrong Stadium starting at 1:00 p.m. It will be the annual "Bark at the Park" game where fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the game with them. Fans are also encouraged to dress up on their Halloween costumes to receive free Halloween candy.
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