Penn State Women Win Two
Monday Sep 7, 2009 in Women Colleges
The Penn State women’s team swept their two season-opening games, beating Grand Valley State 17-7 on Sunday and #4 Army 18-10 on Monday.
“They were two good games,” said Penn State head coach Pete Steinberg. “We got through it pretty healthy and we’re pretty happy with how we did.”
Penn State ran a strong team out against Army, but Steinberg said GVSU played well and were tough opponents. As for West Point, they came very close to winning the game. Jess Sexauer played a storming game for the Cadets, scoring a try and setting up what would have been another but for a knock-on at the tryline.
“We had a couple of goalline stands and they did as well,” said Steinberg. “I think in the end we were a little more successful in taking our opportunities. But Army has a lot of really good athletes, they work hard, they don’t miss tackles. They’re going to be a really good team.”
Jen Robertson stood out for Penn State and scored a try, as did Anne Blair, while Kyle Armstrong emerged as a leader.
“We have several starters away on internships and seven players learning and playing in New Zealand, so we had a big leadership void,” said Steinberg. “I was pleased to see what Kyle did.”