Women’s Soccer Opens With a Win — and Some National Ink
On a beautiful Friday night at Jeffrey Field, the women’s soccer team opened Penn State’s fall sports season with a 1-0 victory over Virginia. The Nittany Lions didn’t actually look great, wasting a few chances in the first half and allowing UVA way too much possession in the second, but a combination of Dani Toney’s terrific solo goal — she beat the entire Virginia defense on an end-to-end run — and Penn State’s stingy defense meant they were good enough. And good enough is still pretty good in August, especially considering the Nittany Lions started three true freshman, a point noted in this ESPN.com column. Yes, the Worldwide Leader had a correspondent at the game, which is pretty cool indeed.
Ryan Jones, senior editor