Field hockey's Herold named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State freshman Taylor Herold (Fredericksburg, Va.) has claimed Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week. Herold was a key part of the Nittany Lions' 4-3 win over Northwestern on Saturday, as she scored the game winning goal in overtime.

Herold is the second Nittany Lion to earn Co-Freshman of the Week this season, joining Jenna Chrismer (Mountain Top, Pa.).

In the 76th minute, Herold entered the game as Penn State was looking to apply more pressure on offense. Down in Northwestern's end, junior Kelsey Amy (Sweet Valley, Pa.) fired a shot that just went wide. However, as the Wildcats played the ball back in, sophomore Lauren Purvis (Maple Glen, Pa.) gained control in the corner. She dribbled the ball along the baseline and played a beautiful ball to Herold who was right in front of the cage. She banged it right by the keeper to give the Lions a 4-3 victory.

Penn State hosts the 2011 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament from Nov. 3-6. Tickets for the Big Ten Tournament can be purchased by contacting the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office at 814-865-5555. All session passes are $18 for adults and $12 for students/senior citizens. Single session tickets will run at $8 for adults and $5 for students/senior citizens. Groups of 15 people or more may also purchase tickets at $12 for all session passes and $5 for a single session.

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Last Updated October 07, 2011