Olympics: Penn State’s Alyssa Naeher comes up huge in US women’s soccer win over Netherlands

It is always an honor to represent your country on the biggest stage like the World Cup or Olympics. Penn State would be on the big stage in the medal round of women’s Soccer at the Olympics.

The US Women’s National Team took on the Netherlands in the quarterfinals of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. This game was a rematch of the 2019 World Cup Final, which the USA won.

Alyssa Naeher, who played at Penn State, got the start in goal and Naeher would make some big saves in this game.

Like this penalty kick stop in the second half with the game tied 2-2 and 10 minutes remaining in regulation time…

Penalty kicks were needed to determine a winner, and once again Naeher was up to the challenge.

With Naeher getting the job done in the goal, it was the team’s leader, Megan Rapinoe, who sent the US women into the semifinals of the Olympic tournament.