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Penn State finally gets the breaks
by Paul Kennedy, November 10th, 2011 1:40AM
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[BIG TEN] Winless in conference play during the regular season, seventh-seeded Penn State could not have picked a better time to get its first win against a Big Ten foe, ousting No. 2 seed Ohio State from the Big Ten Tournament with a 2-0 victory on Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

“I am very proud of the guys,” said second-year Penn State head coach Bob Warming. “Things haven’t gone their way but they kept playing. It’s a great life lesson -- if you keep working, things will break for you.”

In the ninth minute, Penn State broke through, gaining its first first-half lead in more than a month when Julian Cardona took the ball to the end line and found Matt Smallwood. After an initial touch, the ball bounced back to Smallwood, who then tapped it in past a prone OSU keeper Matt Lampson.

Just over two minutes into the second half, Penn State was able to up its lead to 2-0. With the ball on his foot, Mackenzie Arment had a clear run on goal but was taken down deep in the box by Ohio State’s Omar Vallejo, earning a penalty kick Cardona converted.

Freshman goalkeeper Andrew Wolverton claimed his 11th shutout of the year, breaking the Penn State single-season record of 10 previously shared by Angelo Nickas (1980), Whit Gibson (1998) and Conrad Taylor (2005).

With the win, Penn State (8-8-4) advances to face No. 3 seed Wisconsin, which downed No. 6 seed Michigan, 2-0. The Nittany Lions fell to Wisconsin, 1-0, last weekend on a penalty kick awarded to the Badgers with just 21 seconds remaining in double overtime.

INDIANA-MICHIGAN STATE. Fourth-seeded Indiana moved on to the semifinals against Northwestern with a 2-1 win over fifth-seeded Michigan State. Indiana's Nikita Kotlov opened the scoring in the 38th minute and teammate Alec Purdie recorded a goal in the 46th. Eriq Zavaleta assisted on both Hoosier goals.

MICHIGAN-WISCONSIN. Third-seeded Wisconsin used two late second-half goals from Nick Janus and Josh Thiermann to defeat sixth-seeded Michigan, 2-0.

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