Minnesota needs to win Saturday to extend the best-of-three series into Sunday
From taunting players to scoring five in each game, the Nittany Lions seemed to have it out for Minnesota last weekend, which resulted in Penn State sweeping the team. The matchup will be renewed this weekend for the Big Ten tournament in State College, Pennsylvania — just six days removed from where the two teams left off Saturday.
Katelyn Kemmetmueller's ability to manage her life in college and softball came from a routine. The routine on the Kemmetmueller Dairy Farm to be exact, owned by the family of the Minnesota shortstop. The sophomore likes to go back to her home when she's away from her Division I sport.
No. 22 Minnesota (10-4) rebounded from last weekend's 0-4 record to win five games in a row at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando, Florida.
The No. 8 Gophers (19-15-2, 10-12-2 Big Ten) fell again to No. 18 Penn State (16-13-5, 9-10-5 Big Ten) 5-2 Saturday, with the series sweep going to the Nittany Lions.
Minnesota made the game one to forget almost from the drop of the puck. No. 18 Penn State (15-13-5, 8-10-5 Big Ten), with one victory in the previous nine games, had an offensive explosion against No. 8 Minnesota (19-14-2, 10-11-2 Big Ten) in a 5-1 Gophers' loss Friday. "I was shocked," head coach Don Lucia told the Gopher Radio Network. "It just wasn't our night tonight, I don't have an explanation other than we looked tired, we looked flat, we looked mentally out of it, [and] physically out of it."
Shots, shots and more shots for Penn State Friday night.
The No. 8 Gophers face the final regular season matchup against No. 18 Penn State this weekend and the goaltending matchup will be different this time around.
No. 22 Minnesota looks to redeem itself after a weekend of four consecutive losses in five games at the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic in Orlando. A player who saw time in many different areas around the field last weekend was sophomore Carlie Brandt.
No. 14 Minnesota (5-4) lost all four games of the weekend after starting the season 5-0 last week.