Posted December 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Christine Nairn scored in the second minute of overtime to help Penn State beat Florida State 2-1 on Friday night in the NCAA Division I women's College Cup semifinals Friday night. The Nittany Lions (21-3-2) advanced to the championship game Sunday against the winner of the second semifinal Friday night between Stanford and North Carolina. Penn State reached the final after losing in three previous semifinal games. In overtime, Nairn took a long pass from Maddy Evans and beat goalkeeper Kelsey Wys from 6 yards. Florida State (20-4) forced overtime when Tiffany McCarty headed a fed from Kristin Grubka past goalkeeper Erin McNulty with 42 seconds left in regulation. Penn State opened the scoring in the 57th minute on Maya Hayes' 16th goal of the season. Nairn helped set up the goal, leading a rush up the middle and feeding a pass to Mallory Weber on the left wing. Weber came in and fired a left-foot shot at Wys, who made the initial save, but dropped the ball. Hayes was right there to knock it into the far right corner with her left foot.
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