Penn State (2-1) vs. Ohio State (3-0)
After the Nittany Lions' season opener, head coach Jeff Trambroni referred to the next six games as the gauntlet of the schedule.
The No. 8 Nittany Lions enter Saturday's game against Ohio State at the halfway point of that "gauntlet."
So far, Penn State has held its own. With a win against then-No. 8 Denver and an overtime loss to No. 3 Notre Dame, the schedule hasn't proved too daunting for the Lions, who hope to return to postseason play.
Now Ohio State highlights their remaining three games against top opponents, Lehigh and Massachusetts being the others.
What can Brown do for you?
Ohio State's Carter Brown has provided big contributions for the Buckeyes, picking up the ECAC Rookie of the Week after scoring four goals and seven points against Marquette.
The attackman from Bel Air, Md. ranks 11th with a 2.67 assists per game average and he is 16th in the NCAA with 4.5 points per game.
Player to watch
Ohio State's Logan Schuss. The third team preseason All-American leads the Buckeyes with 15 points. Controlling the senior attackman will be crucial toward the Lions' success.
Keys to the game
Closing a game out.
After Sunday's loss against Notre Dame, midfielder Tom LaCrosse said that the last two games, Penn State let up at the end. It's something they can't afford moving forward.
Who will it be?
The Lions have seen offensive production from a variety of sources. Last game, it was LaCrosse and senior Jack Forster each scoring a hat trick.
The variety of offensive weapons should please Tambroni, who said in the beginning of the season, that players other than Shane Sturgis needed to step up on offense.
Lions win 16-9 with Sturgis and Sanders each scoring four goals.
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