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Men’s Volleyball Takes Control of Conference

The Penn State men’s volleyball team won two road matches last week to take control of the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA). After beating St. Francis (Pa.) on Wednesday, the Nittany Lions easily swept George Mason on Saturday.

Joe Sunder usually dominates the box score for Penn State, but Tom Comfort added his name as another attacking option for setter Edgardo Goas. On Wednesday, Sunder and Comfort combined for 30 kills as Penn State beat St. Francis 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-18). Comfort was also a force at the net in the match, registering six blocks.

After defeating St. Francis, the Nittany Lions traveled to George Mason for a match-up of the top two teams in the EIVA. Penn State played one of their best matches of the season and swept George Mason 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-20). Sunder led the team with 16 kills, while Comfort turned in another good performance with 15 kills on .565 hitting. Comfort’s play led to him earning the EIVA Player of the Week award.

With the wins, Penn State improves to 13-3 overall and 6-0 in the EIVA. The Nittany Lions are also in good position to win the EIVA after beating second-place George Mason. Penn State has a chance to solidify their lead in the conference with their next game — a road match with Springfield.

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Saturday: at Springfield, 5 p.m.

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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.

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