Road Success for Women’s Volleyball
The Penn State women’s volleyball team overcame an odd Wednesday match and two tough road environments last week to extend their winning streak to four matches. With the wins, the Nittany Lions move up to third in the Big Ten standings, and they will try to use the road victories as a springboard for future success.
Volleyball matches are usually on weekends, so Penn State had to adjust to their Wednesday match-up with Ohio State. The Nittany Lions did just that, winning 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-18). Senior Blair Brown had 13 kills to lead the Nittany Lions. Senior Arielle Wilson and freshman Deja McClendon both had nine kills. The good result on the road gave Penn State some momentum heading into the weekend.
Northwestern was the opponent for Penn State on Saturday, and the Nittany Lions easily dispatched them as well, 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-17). Brown, McClendon, and Wilson all notched double-digit kills, while senior Alyssa D’Errico had 18 digs. It was an all-around good performance from Penn State, and team confidence should be high as they begin the second half of their Big Ten schedule.
Penn State is now 17-4 overall and 7-3 in the Big Ten, trailing only Michigan and Illinois in the standings. The Nittany Lions will play two revenge games this week against Indiana and Purdue, both of whom they lost to earlier in the season.
Friday: vs. Indiana, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: vs. Purdue, 5 p.m.