Friday’s game left the Nittany Lions (4-8-1, 0-6-1 CHA) as the only team in College Hockey America without a conference win when they lost, 5-1, to Lindenwood (1-10-0, 1-2-0 CHA).
The Nittany Lions fell behind early when Lady Lions’ left winger Samantha Redick found the back of goalie Nicole Paniccia’s net on a power play after forward Birdie Shaw was called for hooking.
Ten minutes later in the first period, forward Jill Holdcroft tied the game when she notched her third goal of the season, which was assisted by forward Shannon Yoxheimer and defender Jordin Pardoski. The assist was Pardoski’s first of the year.
Although the teams entered the first intermission knotted up at one, it was all Lindenwood from there on.
Lady Lions’ right winger Kendra Broad scored just one minute into the second period to give the Lady Lions the lead for good.
The Lady Lions scored three more goals before the final buzzer sounded. Lady Lion center Allysson Arcibal picked up two of those scores, one in the second period and one in the third period. Left winger Alison Wickenheiser finished off the Lindenwood offensive assault when she scored unassisted late in the third period.
The Nittany Lions’ six penalties were double the amount the Lady Lions earned. The Lady Lions also outshot the Nittany Lions 37-16.
Earlier in the week, Penn State coaches cited both of those statistical categories as keys to victory this weekend.
The Nittany Lions will finish their road trip in Missouri when they look for redemption against the Lady Lions on Saturday at 3 p.m.