After beginning the second half down by three goals, the No. 10 Penn State women's lacrosse team came back to upset No. 6 Virginia, 15-14, in Charlottesville today.
The second half of the game was a back-and-forth effort from both teams that led to a combined 16 goals in the 30 minutes of play. When the half started, the Nittany Lions were losing 8-5. However, they scored the first five goals of the half to jump ahead, 11-8.
But the Lions were never ahead by more than three goals. In the final two minutes of play, Virginia's Casey Bocklett scored to cut the Cavaliers' deficit to just one. Goaltender Emi Smith made four saves in the second half to preserve the Lions’ lead.
Penn State held onto the lead to earn the win behind freshman Jenna Mosketti’s second goal of the game. Captain Molly Fernandez added two of her own, while Tatum Coffey scored three.
The first half of the game ended with four straight goals from Virginia. However, Mackenzie Cyr scored a hat trick in the half for Penn State. Maggie McCormick also added three assists in the game.
Penn State will next play James Madison on Mar. 6 in State College.