Northwestern defeated Liberty 2-0 to capture its first NCAA Division I field hockey championship Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Exeter grad Peyton Halsey, a junior midfielder, started for the Wildcats (18-5). Oley Valley grad Shannon Lackey, a senior back-midfielder, also is a member of the Northwestern team but did not play.
Wilson grad Reagan Underwood and Twin Valley grad Kendra Jones started for Liberty (20-3), which was playing in the NCAA championship game for the first time.
Hershey grad Maddie Zimmer and Alia Marshall scored goals in the third quarter for the Wildcats.
Penn State men lose: Hofstra overpowered Big Ten champion Penn State 8-2 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Division I men’s soccer tournament at State College.
Kutztown High grad Pierre Reedy had an assist for the Nittany Lions (13-7-1), who had drawn a first-round bye. Wyomissing grad Seth Kuhn also started for Penn State and did not have a point.
Kutztown falls: West Chester outscored Kutztown 3-2 in penalty kicks to beat the host Golden Bears Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Division II women’s soccer tournament.
Jenna Peters scored in the fifth round of the shootout for the Golden Rams before Jocelyn Fowler couldn’t connect for Kutztown.
Rebecca Margolis gave West Chester (12-4-3) a 1-0 lead by converting a penalty kick in the 31st minute. Gennyka Liebenthal came off the bench and tied it for Kutztown (17-1-2) in the 87th minute with assists from Brittany Arentz and Kayla Argen.
West Chester advanced to the third round and will play Concord.
Kutztown football is set: Kutztown (10-1) will take on New Haven (10-1) in the second round of the NCAA Division II football tournament Saturday at 12:05 p.m. at Andre Reed Stadium.
The Golden Bears beat Slippery Rock 38-32 to win the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship on Nov. 13.
Source: Berkshire mont