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#7 Women’s Soccer Travels to #13 West Virginia

#7 Women's Soccer Travels to #13 West Virginia


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State women’s soccer program hits the road for its first of five road matches to take on West Virginia on Thursday evening. The #7 Nittany Lions meet the #13 Mountaineers for the first time since 2019.
Game Information
Date: Thursday, Sept. 2 | 7:05 p.m. ET
Location: Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium
Series history: PSU leads 9-7-3 | Last Meeting: Sept. 6, 2019 – T, 1-1
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Penn State Breakdown
National Ranking: #7
Record: 3-0-0
Top Goal Scorers: Payton Linnehan – 5 goals, Ally Schlegel – 2 goals
Top Assists: Payton Linnehan – 2 assists, Five tied with 1 assists
Last time out
The Penn State women’s soccer team remained undefeated with a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Hofstra. Payton Linnehan and Ally Schlegel both netted goals in the first half to propel Penn State to its third win of the fall season. Penn State improved to 3-0 and 8-0 all-time vs. Hofstra.
West Virginia Breakdown
National Ranking: #13
Record: 3-1-0
Top Goal Scorers: Julianne Vallerand – 2 goals
Top Assists: Leah Sparacio – 3 assists
The Mountaineers have won their last two games by a combined score of 6-1. The Mountaineers lone loss of the season came to #3 Virginia. Head coach Niki Izzo-Brown enters her 26th season as head coach for West Virginia and as the only head coach in program history.
Additional Notes
The 3-0 start is the longest undefeated streak to start the season since 2017, also 3-0.
Payton Linnehan’s five goals and 12 points lead the team through three games. Linnehan has had a hand in seven of Penn State’s eight goals so far this season.
Ally Schlegel scored the 26th goal of her career in Sunday’s win. It was her second game-winning goal of the season and the ninth of her career. Schlegel 26 goals have come in just 44 games for the junior.
Four of Penn State’s next five games are against ranked opponents, #13 West Virginia, #18 UCF, #3 Virginia, #16 Rutgers.
Senior captain Sam Coffey currently leads the NCAA active player’s list with 47 assists and is second with 117 points.