The No. 11 Penn State field hockey team has earned their second win on the season, this time over Albany by the score of 6-2. Previously this season the field hockey team split with ACC schools Virginia (W, 3-2) and Louisville (L, 2-1).
Penn State scored more goals against Albany than they did in their previous two games. led Sophia Gladdieux the team with a hat trick in the game and was joined by teammates Grace Wallis, Carly Gannon and Jenna Punch. Gladdieux also assisted on Wallis’s goal, giving her seven points in the contest.
The performance continues a strong start to the season for Gladdieux. She already has 12 points on the season with five goals and two assists. Her current season pace is a career-high in all three categories with 68 points, 28.3 goals and 11.3 assists.
The junior from Oley Valley in Boyertown, Pennsylvania previously set her career-high in points (38) and goals (18) last season. Her two assists in three games this year have tied her career-high which she set each of the last two seasons.
Gladdieux wasn’t the only player to shine though as Elena Vos and Anna Simon both had two assists in the game. The defense also played exceptionally well, only allowing three shots all game.
Penn State will next travel to Philadelphia to take on St. Joseph’s university this Friday, September 9th at 4:00 p.m. They have two games next weekend, as they will also travel to play Delaware on Sunday, September 11th at noon.