Penn State Falls in National Championship Game




Nov. 18, 2007

Championship Game

For the third straight game in the NCAA Tournament, the Penn State defense did a very good job on defense of limiting its opponent's scoring chances by cutting off passes and blocking shots against one of the seeded teams in the NCAA Tournament. In the first two games, the Nittany Lions were able to shut out their seeded opponent despite being outshot.

On Sunday, however, despite another valiant effort by the Nittany Lions, North Carolina took advantage of three of its scoring opportunities and that was just enough as the Nittany Lions were shut down offensively by the North Carolina defense as the Tar Heels topped Penn State 3-0 in the national championship game.

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Semifinal Round

Mallory Weisen scored a first half goal in the 14th minute and Shaun Banta added a late goal with just over 10 minutes to play in the second half and the Penn State defense once again stifled one of the country's top ranked teams as the Nittany Lions knocked off No. 2 Wake Forest 2-0 in the national semifinals on Friday night, five days after knocking off third-ranked Maryland on the same field.

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