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Oct. 24, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 4 Penn State Lady Lions (14-3, 6-2 in the Big Ten) defeated the No. 11 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-5 overall, 3-5 in the Big Ten), 4-1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

The Lady Lions took a 1-0 lead in the first half. With 25:37 remaining, Tracey Larson scored from the top of the circle to give PSU a 1-0 lead.

The second half was all Penn State. Just seven minutes into the half, Larson converted on a penalty stroke to increase the PSU lead 2-0. With 16:18 left on the clock, Lindsey Gehris scored to make it 4-0 PSU. Five minutes later, PSU added its final goal of the afternoon when Tracey Anselmo found Larson for her third goal of the afternoon.

Ohio State added its only goal with 11:01 remaining on the clock. Deanna Mencichini (Sr., Newtown Square, Pa.) found the back of the net to cut the PSU lead 4-1.

The Lady Lions outshot the Buckeyes 12-1.

On Friday, the Buckeyes travel to East Lansing, Mich., to face Michigan State at 3 p.m.

No. 4 Penn State 4, No. 11 Ohio State 1 Penn State 1 3 – 4 Ohio State 0 1 – 1

First Half
PSU – Larson (unassisted), 25:37

Second Half
PSU – Larson (penalty stroke), 28:51 PSU – Gehris (unassisted), 16:18 PSU – Larson (Anselmo), 11:31 OSU – Menichini (unassisted), 11:01

Goalies
OSU – Blanton (5 saves), PSU – Leuchte (0 saves)

Penalty Corners
OSU – 0, PSU – 9

Records
OSU – 10-5 overall, 3-5 in Big Ten, PSU – 14-3 overall, 6-2 in Big Ten.