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Weekend Sports Wrap — Sept. 16, 2013

News and highlights from Penn State’s weekend sports action.

Field Day in the Garden State:  A 1-3 start that included a couple of home losses was not at all what the field hockey team had in mind this season. Sunday at Princeton, they showed signs of figuring it out. On the road against the third-ranked and defending national champion Tigers, the Nittany Lions posted a 4-3 win that snuffed Princeton’s 17-game winning streak. Coach Char Morett ’79 told The Daily Collegian it was all about effort.

Road to redemption: The women’s soccer team tasted some early disappointment of its own this season, falling 5-1 at Virginia in its first road game of the season. And since? (more…)

September 16, 2013 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment

Weekend Sports Preview: “Mack the Jeff”

The 411 on Penn State’s weekend sports slate.

#MackTheJeff: Friday figures to be an emotional night at Jeffrey Field.

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The men’s soccer team gets its first chance for a signature victory this season when it hosts No. 5 Cal at 7 p.m. But an even bigger draw is the chance to celebrate the life of Mack Brady. A huge soccer fan, talented young goalkeeper, and son of Schreyer Honors College Dean Christian Brady, Mack died unexpectedly in December from a blood infection. He was just 8 years old.

I’ve got an 8-year-old son of my own, and I can only begin to appreciate such a tragic loss. But I know it’s been inspiring, and apparently a huge boost for the Brady family, to see how the Penn State soccer family has rallied in Mack’s memory. (more…)

September 13, 2013 at 11:31 am 2 comments


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