Union Faces Penn State In First Round Of NCAA Tournament Today

The Union College Dutchmen will face the Penn State University Nittany Lions in the first round of the NCAA Tournament today at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.  The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 online at 4:30pm.

Union College Alex Sakellaropoulos (photo credit: Corey Mansfield)

The Dutchmen (25-9-3) are coming off a loss to Cornell in the ECAC Tournament. However, they feature two Hobey Baker Award finalists in Mike Vecchione and Spencer Foo. Vecchione (62) and Foo (60) are 3rd and 4th in the national in points.

The Nittany Lions (24-11-2) are led by two sensational freshman in goalie Peyton Jones and forward Denis Smirnov. Jones has a 2.51 goals against average on the season while Smirnov is averaging 1.2 points per game.

This will be an interesting game as you have a very experienced Union team against a very youthful Penn State team. Can the Nittany Lions maintain their composure under the spotlight or will the Dutchmen stars come through like they have all year? Stay Tuned.

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