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Lafayette Drops a 3-0 Decision against No. 15 Penn State

Sept. 15, 2010

Box Score

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Despite 11 shots and six penalty corners, the Lafayette field hockey team fell 3-0 to No. 15 Penn State on Wednesday evening at Penn State Field Hockey Complex. Senior Meghan Cicchi had three of the six shots on goal for the Leopards.

Penn State's (3-2) Kelsey Amy scored in the 11th minute on a cross to get behind senior goalkeeper Kelsey Andersen and take an early 1-0 lead. The Nittany Lions defense played strong in the first half only allowing one shot by the Leopards.

Lafayette (2-3) came back from halftime and found a rhythm and started firing off shots. It was not enough as Penn State scored two goals in the second half to seal a 3-0 victory.

The Nittany Lions edged out the Leopards 11-17 in shots while Lafayette was favored in penalty corners 6-4. Andersen made six saves against the nationally-ranked team.

The Lafayette field hockey team is calling all Leopard fans to the Rappolt 1000 Challenge for Saturday's 1 p.m. match-up between Lafayette and No. 3 Virginia. The game will take place at Rappolt Field at the Metzgar Athletic Complex.

The Rappolt Challenge is a fundraiser for the Easton Boys and Girls Club. One dollar will be donated by Lafayette Alumnus, Bill Rappolt, for every Lafayette student that attends the game and five dollars for every faculty member. If more than 1000 spectators attend, the donation will be DOUBLED.

Fans unable to make it out to the Metzgar Athletic Fields Complex on Saturday afternoon can watch the game on LSN All-Access. Dan Mowdy will provide the play-by-play call with Bill Rappolt as the analyst. Air-time is set for 12:55 p.m.