No. 7 Penn State Starts Fast, Grounds the Mountain Hawks

Penn State jumped on Lehigh early, taking an 8-1 lead at the half. After the Nittany Lions went up 4-0, Garden got the Mountain Hawks on the scoreboard with 20:26 on the clock.

The Nittany Lions eventually extended their lead to 14-1 in the second half, but Lehigh answered with two of the next three - from Isdaner and Tatios - before Penn State rounded out the scoring for the 16-3 final.

Penn State held a 31-12 edge in shots, 17-13 in groundballs and 13-8 in draw controls. Junior Alexandra Fitzpatrick made six saves over the first 51:49 before senior MaryLeah DiNisco came in to make one. A pair of Nittany Lion goalies combined for six saves.

The Mountain Hawks will return home on Sunday to host Howard at 3:00 p.m. on Senior Day. DiNisco, Julie McBrien and Anna Patterson will be recognized prior to opening draw for their time with the Brown and White.

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2013-04-10



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