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Penn State Women Hit West Chester Hard

Monday Sep 21, 2009 in Women Colleges

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West Chester, Pa. – Defending national women’s college champions Penn State ran to a 42-7 victory over 17th-ranked West Chester University Sunday afternoon.

West Chester stayed with Penn State for the first 30 minutes, containing the PSU outside speed for a while . However, the visitors scored four tries in the last 10 minutes of the first half to break open a 7-7 match and take a 27-7 advantage at the break.

Ali Vandermay plowed over the try line in the 24th minute, and Megan Lamm converted to even the match at 7-all. It proved to be West Chester’s only score of the afternoon. That try was set up by a nicely placed kick ahead that rolled into touch just a few feet from the PSU line.

Penn State’s Ann Blair started the scoring barrage with a long run down the near sideline to put the PSU on top, 12-7. Hanna Gregor then finished off another long run down the same sideline three minutes later to add five more points to the lead, 17-7.

Sadie Anderson and Lisa Henneman both broke off sprints of more than 50 yards to paydirt for Penn State three minutes apart to give the visitors their 27-7 lead at the half.

Penn State’s Kyle Armstrong posted a pair of tries in the second half to extend that lead to 37-7 at the 62-minute mark. Deven Owsiany closed out the scoring in the 68th minute with a try as well.


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