Penn (0-2) fell to host Saint Francis (Ind.) 2-1 Friday and then succumbed to Huntington (Ind.) 4-1 Saturday.
Despite being outshot just 11-9 at halftime against the Cougars Friday, the Lady Statesmen trailed 2-0 entering the break.Erin Dickey
(Sr., Collinsville, Ill., Southwestern Ill. CC) was able to cut the deficit in half when she scored at the 68:47 mark. Unfortunately, Penn failed to add another goal and fell by that 2-1 score.
The Lady Statesmen were eventually outshot 16-11. Erika Larson
(Fr., Ogden, Utah, Fremont HS) paced her team with five shots (three on goal), while Melisa Wink
(So., Brookfield, Ill., Lyons Township HS) tallied two shots (both on goal) as well.Kristen Dolen
(Jr., Independence, Mo., William Chrisman HS) tallied eight saves against the two goals allowed to fall to 0-1 on the season.
Saturday's game was much of the same as Penn played Huntington close in every statistical category but the score. The Lady Statesmen narrowly lost the shot battle 13-11, but could only come up with one goal.
Already down 2-0, Penn cut the lead to one when Lauren Terrell
(Fr., Chandler, Ariz., Chandler HS) scored unassisted at the 30:14 point.
Huntington tacked on two more goals in the second half however and cruised to victory.
Wink paced the offensive effort with three shots (two on goal), while Victoria Schiebel
(Jr., Mansfield, Texas, Mansfield HS) posted two shots (one on goal).
Dolen started in goal and gave up the first score. She was then replaced by Katie Burnett
(Jr., Mesa, Ariz., Desert Ridge HS) who tallied six saves against three goals allowed.
Penn returns to Oskaloosa for its home opener Wednesday as it plays host to Calumet-St. Joseph (Ind.) at 2 p.m.