[IOWA-PENN STATE]U.S. under-20 international Taylor Schram scored both goals, including the game-winner in the 57th minute, to lead No. 4 Penn State to a 2-1 win over Iowa. The win was the Nittany Lions' ninth consecutive victory of the season and extended their record against the Hawkeyes to 18-0-0.
A little more than three minutes into the contest, Schram gave the Nittany Lions a 1-0 edge when she chipped the ball in after taking a cross from Emily Hurd.
Iowa answered right back in the 18th minute when Cloe Lacasse, who is tied for second in the Big Ten in goals, notched her 12th score of the season on a breakaway.
But Schram put the Nittany Lions back ahead for good hen she scored on an assist by Maya Hayes, who played with Schram on the 2012 U.S. Under-20 Women's World Cup championship team.
Iowa outshoot Penn State, 23-15, but could not find the equalizer.
"We went toe-to-toe with the No. 4 team in the country, and I'm really proud of the way we competed," said Iowa coach Ron Rainey. "I think this program has advanced to the point where a loss like this hurts."
Penn State is in first place in the Big Ten but will host Michigan (7-0-1) Sunday on Senior Day.
Oct. 14 in Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa 1 Penn State 2. Goals: Lacasse (Catrell) 19; Schram (Hurd) 4, Schram (Hayes) 57.
Iowa --Goodson, Grimm, Brown, Catrell, Thomas, Melin, Pickert, Dalrymple, Lewis, Nasenbenny, Lacasse. Subs: Clark, Adam, Urban, Backes, Campbell.
Penn State -- McNulty, Hurd, Church, Evans, Persson, Hovington, Nairn, Rodriguez, Schram, Weber, Hayes. Subs: Kalwa, Kohne, Kehoe, Costa.
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