Final Four Bound! No. 11 Penn State Knocks Off No. 14 Penn, 8-4

May 21, 2016 - Finding Carter

May 21, 2016 | Penn State Lacrosse Field

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The unseeded and 11th-ranked Nittany Lions women's lacrosse group is off to a initial NCAA Semifinals given 1999 with an 8-4 feat over seventh-seeded and 14th-ranked Penn on Saturday during Penn State Lacrosse Field.

"It was an overwhelming win for a module and usually an overwhelming day in general," pronounced conduct manager Missy Doherty. "Our invulnerability usually played out of their minds today. They were interlude their categorical threats. we was so unapproachable of them, how on tip of things they were. Emi (Smith) done some crazy saves this diversion and a mark-up defenders did a good pursuit on their pivotal players. It was a small rattling there and we could see a nerves entrance out means of a measureless highlight this kind of diversion provides though we was so unapproachable of them to come by clever and make outrageous plays when it mattered."

Penn State (14-6) used a 6-0 first-half run over a scarcely eight-minute span, while holding Penn (15-5) scoreless for 27:32 to punch a sheet to a final four. The Nittany Lions will be creation their 10th all-time coming in a inhabitant semifinals.

The diversion was played in a solid sleet and positively influenced a peculiarity of passing, eventually heading to 34 sum turnovers. Penn, that came into a diversion ranked third nationally in turnovers per diversion (10.5), committed a season-high 18 turnovers, 11 alone in a initial half.

The Nittany Lions were led defensively by Emi Smith (Denver, Colo.) who stopped 8 shots and authorised usually 4 goals. Smith was critical down a stretch, interlude 5 Penn opportunities. The Nittany Lion invulnerability close down Penn's tip 3 scorers including a NCAA personality in assists, Nina Corcoran, who didn't record a indicate for a initial time all season.

Junior captain Abby Smucker (Bel Air, Md.) had a game-high three-caused turnovers as Penn's tip 3 scorers--Corcoran, Iris Williams and Alex Condon--combined for 12 of a team's 18 turnovers. The 4 goals authorised were a season-best for a Nittany Lions.

Offensively, comparison Madison Cyr (Westminster, Md.) posted a four-point day on dual goals and dual assists. Freshman Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) pitched in with a span of goals and a scoring was filled out with tallies by Kelly Daggett (Bainbridge, Pa.), Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.), Jenna Mosketti (Fallston, Md.) and Maggie Gallagher (Bel Air, Md.).

Six opposite Nittany Lions tallied goals during a essential 6-0 run that incited a 2-0 necessity into a 6-2 halftime lead. For a second true game, Daggett diced adult a hostile invulnerability and scored PSU's opening goal, slicing a two-goal necessity in half with 19:34 remaining in a initial half.

Only 22 seconds later, Cyr connected on a free-position possibility to even a score. Just 90 seconds after that, Mosketti scored from a 8-meter symbol for Penn State's initial lead, 3-2. Mosketti finished with a game-high 4 pull controls as well.

Cyr changed to a feeding side of a offense, anticipating a slicing Gallagher for a 4-2 lead with 16:24 remaining and forcing a Penn timeout. Less than a notation later, Cyr again was anticipating a cutter, as Lazo scored her 33rd of a deteriorate for a 5-2 lead.

Penn State's scoring run was capped by Carter faking off her defender and cruising down a center of a margin for an unassisted sum with 11:58 remaining as a dual teams went into a mangle during 6-2.

With a sleet picking adult in a second half, Penn finished a scoring drought with Caroline Cummings' second idea of a day with 24:59 remaining. The Nittany Lions responded 66 seconds after on a Carter's free-position possibility and a 7-3 lead.

The Nittany Lions done it 8-3 on Cyr's 57th of a deteriorate as she dashed by a Penn invulnerability and slid a round home with 21:27 remaining.

Cummings' shawl pretence embellished a lead behind to 4 with 14:59, though that would be a final idea of a diversion as a dual teams traded dull security and missed passes down a stretch.

Penn State was out-shot for a second true diversion as a Quakers hold a 25-18 edge, including 16-9 in a second half. The Nittany Lions hold a Quakers to usually 22.2 percent sharpened and 0-for-3 from a free-position. Penn State was 3-for-5 from 8-meter chances.

Penn also hold margins in belligerent balls (18-13) and pull controls (8-3). The Nittany Lions kept somewhat softened caring of a round with usually 16 turnovers and clearing 18-of-22 times, while Penn privileged on usually 75 percent of a chances (12-for-16).

• Penn State softened to 10-6 all-time opposite Penn and snapped a four-game movement opposite a Quakers. Saturday's win was a initial over Penn given Apr 6, 2005.

• The Nittany Lions softened to 8-3 all-time in NCAA Tournament home games and 21-19 in all NCAA games. Penn State has won 3 true NCAA Tournament games given May 9, 1987-May 15, 1988 (four straight).

• Penn State won a diversion while not scoring 10 goals for a initial time given Mar 22, 2013 vs. Drexel (9-8). The final time Penn State authorised fewer than 4 goals in an NCAA Tournament diversion was on May 20, 1989 in a inhabitant semifinals vs. Temple (9-3).

• Madison Cyr has scored in each diversion this deteriorate and is now on a 29-game scoring strain dating behind to final year. This season, Cyr has tallied during slightest dual points in each diversion and has 12 shawl tricks.

• Cyr's idea brings her career sum to 154, that ties her for fourth all-time during Penn State. Her subsequent idea will give her solitary position of fourth place.

• Cyr's 4 points brought her career sum to 199 to pierce into a tie for 12th all-time during PSU. Cyr has a career-high 80 points this season.

• Madison Carter has scored in 19 of 20 games this season. Carter now has 47 goals this season.

• Penn State softened to 102-21 all-time opposite Keystone State foes and upped a winning strain to 30 true games over Pennsylvania teams.


Penn State heads to a inhabitant semifinals during Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pennsylvania, to accommodate No. 3 North Carolina on Friday. A diversion time has not been announced yet.


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