STATE COLLEGE — Penn State wrestling last Thursday welcomed fans back to Rec Hall for the first time since Feb. 2020 as the Nittany Lions hosted Army.

Penn State wrestlers rewarded their patient fans with a resounding 32-7 win to move to 3-0 on the young season.

Eight Nittany Lions posted wins against the Black Knights: Baylor Shunk (125), No. 1 Roman Bravo-Young via technical fall (133), No. 27 Beau Bartlett (149), No. 32 Creighton Edsell (165), No. 1 Carter Starocci via technical fall (174), No. 1 Aaron Brooks via major decision (184), No. 4 Max Dean via technical fall (197), and No. 5 Greg Kerkvliet via major decision (285).

Penn State began the 2021-22 season with a pair of wins against Sacred Heart (47-3) and Oregon State (32-7) at the Journeymen Duals on Nov. 13.

The Nittany Lions will look to capture their fourth win of the season when they travel to the University of Pennsylvania on Dec. 3.

Marisa dominant earlyPenn State women’s basketball player Makenna Marisa is off to a torrid start.

Through four games the junior guard is averaging 24.5 points per contest. Last week against Delaware State, she scored 30 points along with 11 assists and 10 steals to give the Nittany Lions their first triple-double scorer since joining the Big Ten in 1993.

On Sunday, Marisa scored 29 points and dished eight assists in a 67-64 Penn State (3-1) loss at Clemson.

Marisa this season is shooting .529% from the field, and she’s 15-of-30 (.500%) from 3-point range. She’s also 9-for-10 on free-throw attempts.

On Monday, Marisa was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, marking a first for her. Her 24.5 points-per-game average this season paces all Big Ten scorers, while her 3.67 steals-per-game clip is good enough to rank second among players in the Big Ten.

Penn State travels to Estero, Florida, on Friday to play St. John’s in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase.

Soccer seasons come to endPenn State’s men’s and women’s soccer seasons came to a close in the postseason.

The Penn State women saw their year end with a 2-0 loss to South Carolina in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament on Sunday in Los Angeles.

They ended the season with a 12-8-1 record. The Nittany Lions recorded wins against ranked opponents in Virginia (No. 3), West Virginia (No. 13), Wisconsin (No. 18) and Purdue (No. 19).

The Penn State men dropped their opening-round contest, 8-2, against Hofstra on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The loss capped a 13-7-1 season in which the program won the Big Ten Tournament.

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