Feb. 20, 2018
- Duquesne travels to central Pennsylvania to take on perennial power Penn State on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET at Panzer Stadium in University Park, Pa.
- This will be the first road contest of the year for the Dukes and the first home tilt of the season for the nationally-ranked Nittany Lions.
- The Nittany Lions own a 6-0 advantage in the series which dates back to the 2012 season.
- This will be the seventh consecutive year in which these two teams will meet.
SCOUTING THE DUKES
- Duquesne dropped a close 10-9 decision to Robert Morris in the season opener last Saturday at Rooney Field.
- Senior attacker Jill Vacanti (Penfield, N.Y./Penfield) paced the Dukes with three goals and an assist, while junior midfielder Sarah Kollhoff (Exton, Pa./Downington) added a hat trick for DU, as well.
- Freshman midfielder Carlee Braverman (Laurel, N.J./Lenape) had a pair of goals in her collegiate debut. Junior defender Erin Conway (Basking Ridge, N.J./Ridge) added game-highs of seven ground balls and five caused turnovers.
SCOUTING THE NITTANY LIONS
- Penn State comes in with a 1-1 record with each of its first two games decided by one goal each. The Nittany Lions fell to Towson 14-13 in the season opener before topping Lehigh 14-13 in their last contest.
- PSU is 12th in the latest IWLCA Division I Coaches Poll. The Nittany Lions have made back-to-back Final Four appearances.
- 2017 IWLCA Second Team All-American and former Big Ten Freshman of the Year Madison Carter returns for Penn State in 2018. The junior attacker leads the Nittany Lions with nine goals through the first two games of the season.
- Eighth-year head coach Missy Doherty has helped PSU to six consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four NCAA quarterfinal appearances and two NCAA Final Fours.
The Dukes return home to host Niagara on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Rooney Field.
The Last Meeting
February 22, 2017