The Nittany Lions (9-3-1) (6-0 Big Ten) traveled to Mount St. Mary’s University this past weekend to take on Quinnipiac University for an exciting competitive friendly. The Nittany Lions would come up short 41-22 to mark their first collegiate loss in 5 years.
Excellent work by senior number 8, Kyla Chipman, to go forward off scrums and in open play gave Penn State clean attacking ball and the first try of the game. The game would continue to go back and forth with Quinnipiac being down twice and continuing to even the score line before taking a 26-17 halftime lead.
Penn State would let 29 more points go before answering back with their final late game try by Tess Feury.
Captain Cantorna said, “Quinnipiac was a challenging game that the team needed and we are grateful for the opportunity to play them. Overall, we did not respond or adjust well and our uncharacteristic individual play let us down. Quinnipiac did well to play to their strengths and exploit our lack of focus and cohesion. I hope we have the chance to play them again”
The game was 1 of 2 cross conference games (the other being Army) and Coach Daley mirrored the captains sentiments stating “I really hope we will continue to have the chance to play these cross conference matches they are good for the development of all high level programs and give the best players the chance to play against the best. It is high level collegiate competition that will drive the success of our national team programs enabling more highly skilled and developed players into the pathway at a younger age.”
The Penn State Women kick of their final game of the season Noon, Saturday November 12 at home for the Big Ten Championship versus the University of Notre Dame.
Penn State 22
Tries: Chipman, Feury (2), Golato,
Conversions: Feury (1)