PSU Women’s Lacrosse Falls Short

PSU women’s lacrosse falls short. Penn State hangs in but drops a 17-13 game. The #7 Penn State Lady Nittany ( 2-2) took on third-ranked Northwestern (5-0).

Leah Holmes (2g,1a) and Taylor Pinzone (1g) staked Northwestern to an early 2-0 edge. Kara Nealon (2g,7a) single-handedly kept the Lady Lions in this and made it 2-1. Lindsey McKone (4g), Lauren Gilbert (6g), and another from McKone pushed Northwestern to a 5-1 edge at the 21: 52 mark.

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Gretchen Gilmore (2g) on the free advantage put it to 5-2. Gilbert and Sammy Mueller (2g) pushed Northwestern to a 7-2 lead before Mary Muldoon (3g) followed by Regan Nealon (1g) closed the gap to 7-4. Izzy Scane (2g,1a) and Erin Coykendall (2a) setting up McKone and her 7th of the campaign made it 9-4 before Kara Nealon set up Kristin O’Neill (2g) that closed the half with Northwestern in charge, 9-5.

The Wildcats would go on a three-goal tear courtesy of an advantage goal from Lauren Gilbert, Izzy Scane, and one more from Gilbert. Olivia Dirks (1g) made it a 12-6 score. Gilbert would push it to 13-6 with her 26th of the season.

PSU fought back Kara Nealon assisting on the advantage that Brooke Barker (1g) cashed in. Leah Holmes netted her sixth before PSU rallied. It became the Kara Nealon show as she assisted on markers from Mary Muldoon, Gretchen Gilmore, and O’Neill with Muldoon closing it to 14-11.

Sammy Mueller, McKone, and Gilbert with 1:25 remaining sealed the deal. Maria Auth  (1g) and Nealon closed the book on the 17-13 score.

Dis and Dat

Northwestern had the 35-24 edge in shots and held a 29-20 lead in shots on goal. Penn State led in saves, 12-7 with Northwestern hold a huge lead in Ground Balls, 27-8. The oddity is PSU walked away with a 20-12 edge in draws. PSU women’s lacrosse falls short.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.