[PENN STATE-OHIO STATE] Lightning strikes by Taylor Schram and Kori Chapic in the first two minutes after the break propelled No. 19 Penn State to a 3-1 comeback win over No. 25 Ohio State. Maya Hayes, who went into the game tied for the national scoring lead with 15 goals, assisted on all three Nittany Lion goals.
Tiffany Cameron's breakaway goal stood up until 15 seconds into the second half when goalie Erin McNulty found Hayes, who laid off a perfectly placed ball for Schram to put away.
Hayes then fed Christine Nairn, who lofted a perfectly placed ball to Chapic, who rose above the Buckeye defense to head home for the lead 104 seconds later.
In the 54th minute, Penn State added to its lead when Hayes found Emily Hurd, who beat her defender and sent a deftly placed ball into the upper right corner of the goal.
Penn State is now 10-3-0 overall and first in the Big Ten with a 3-1-0 record, one point ahead of No. 17 Wisconsin, which rallied from two goals down at Minnesota to pull out a 2-2 tie.
Ohio State’s record is 7-4-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the Big Ten.