Penn State dropped its Big Ten opener to No. 7 Indiana, 1-0, Friday night in Bloomington.
The No. 16 Nittany Lions (5-2-1, 0-1-0 Big Ten) lost their second game of the season, both on the road.
After a scoreless first half, the Hoosiers found their way onto the scoreboard with a goal on a header with 12 minutes left to play. The goal would be enough to give Indiana the victory. Indiana is now 18-0-3 in Big Ten openers.
The scoreboard was not the only place where Indiana held an advantage. The Hoosiers outshot the Lions, 10-6, and had an edged them in corner kicks, 9-7.
Indiana’s goal was only the fourth allowed by Penn State in eight games this season, and the first since a loss to Stetson three weeks ago.
One positive for the Lions was the return of midfielder Mackenzie Arment. The senior started and played 68 minutes in the game. Arment had missed the previous three games after spraining his right ankle in a victory against Florida International.
The Lions next game will be on Tuesday, when they host No. 23 Georgetown at Jeffrey Field. The game will be the first of three consecutive at home for Penn State, where they are 4-0-0 this season.