PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Women’s Volleyball Wins Two in Michigan

The Penn State women’s volleyball team continued their recent good form with two wins in the state of Michigan, with impressive performances against Michigan on Friday and Michigan State on Saturday.

Penn State faced a tough test on Friday against 15th-ranked Michigan. The Nittany Lions came out firing, however, and easily took set one. After a set two comeback win, Penn State won set three, and the match, 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-21). Freshman Katie Slay had the best match of her college career, totaling seven kills and nine blocks. Senior Blair Brown led the team with ten kills.

On Saturday, Michigan State took Penn State to four sets. After splitting the first two, the Nittany Lions cruised through sets three and four to take the match, 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-16, 25-19). Brown led the team once again with 18 kills. The freshmen trio of Slay, Deja McClendon, and Ariel Scott all had double-digit kill totals. Despite losing a set, this was another quality road win for the Nittany Lions.

With the two victories, Penn State improves to 21-4 overall and 11-3 in the Big Ten. Thanks to some help from our friends at Northwestern and their victory over Illinois, winning out will give the Nittany Lions the Big Ten title. Penn State gets a shot at Illinois this week as part of a four-game home stretch.

Upcoming schedule:

Friday: vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Saturday: vs. Illinois, 6 p.m.

About the Author

Michael Berton

I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.

Comments

More by Michael

Lady Lions Bow Out of NCAA Tournament With Loss to UConn

In the end, the Conecticut women’s basketball team was just too talented. The Lady Lions fought until the final whistle, but it was not enough to even come close. The Huskies dominated for almost the entire 40 minutes in a 77-59 victory, knocking Penn State out of the NCAA Tournament.

Lady Lions NCAA Tournament Preview: UConn

Lady Lions Advance to Sweet 16 With 90-80 Win Over LSU

Athletics

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions won’t play a single home match in September, electing to test themselves against teams like Stanford and Oregon early in the season.

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Evaluating Tony Carr’s Performance At The 2018 NBA Draft Combine

Penn State Hockey Commit Evan Bell Wins Clark Cup With USHL’s Fargo Force

Center Ludvig Larsson Transfers To Penn State Hockey From Merrimack

Student Life

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Esports Wins Tespa Collegiate Hearthstone Championship

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Predicting Penn State’s 2018 Kickoff Times

As the Nittany Lions have ascended back into college football’s elite, they’ve taken the field at night more often in the past few years and avoided the dreaded early kickoff.

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Penn State Career Services will launch Nittany Lion Careers on June 18.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend