On August 18th, 2017 the journey to the games was filled with excitement in the air. We drove up the Pa turnpike to Altoona Pa. Because of the move-in weekend in State College, our best bargain was to settle for accommodations in Altoona.
Fifteen minutes before game time, we arrived at Park Ave, home of Jeffry field and parked in our favorite spot. We could see the tail gates getting ready for an exciting start to the Women’s Soccer Season. The foe- BYU. Engulfed by the smell of food and laughter while walking into the stadium, we were overly excited, anticipating the beginning of a new and exciting season.
The “JEFF” (Jeffry Field ), one of the most gorgeous fields in the country to play soccer, was filling up with a near capacity crowd. With the Park Ave Army ready for battle, cheering for the team they LOVE so much! (We R Penn State- thank you, you’re welcome!
This is the final season for 7 seniors Salina Williford, Frannie Crouse, Elizabeth Ball, Megan Schafer, Isabelle Clauss, Haleigh Echard, and Brittany Basinger.
For the pre game atmosphere, music playing and players moving to the beats during warm up; minds and bodies focused on what it takes to win.
Starting lineup. Time to Slay the GIANTS, # 9 BYU the favorite. Game highlights: Penn State wins 3-1! 14 shots on goal, 3 saves and 6 corner kicks.
No ranking blues—the Lady Lions began the season unranked in the NCAA Polls but chasing greatness each week.
Overcoming adversity (the lady lions got on the score board first in the 9th minute with a Marissa Schiva goal. BYU responded in the 57th minute with a goal. The Nittany Lions fight back and got another goal in the 61st minute from a chip shot from Ortega-Jurado. Schiva closed out the scoring in the 64th minute! Their ability to respond to adversity shows greatness in the chase.