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Women’s Volleyball Still Dominant, Sweeps Iowa

After grinding out a tough 3-2 win over the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, the Women’s Volleyball Team (21-1, 11-0 Big Ten) traveled to Iowa City and rebounded with a sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes last night, 25-15, 25-19, and 25-15. And yes, the team has been so dominant that it can in fact bounce back from a win, since close games are so far outside of the norm for this team.

The Hawkeyes (10-14, 2-9 Big Ten) tried their best to make this game a contest but were ultimately unable to keep pace with Penn State’s top-ranked squad. After a back and forth first set that was close in score outside of a few runs by the Nittany Lions, sophomore Nia Grant closed it out with two straight kills for a 25-19 first set win for Penn State.

To their credit, Iowa was able to build a 13-9 lead to begin the second set, but Penn State quickly tied it up with four straight kills. The two teams traded scores until Iowa allowed a 3-0 run for a 19-16 Penn State lead, one that the Nittany Lions would not give up for the remainder of the set. Junior Katie Slay–who ended the night with a .800 hitting percentage to go with eight kills–scored to take the second set 25-19 for the Nittany Lions.

Iowa briefly kept the third set close, but Penn State inevitably took a lead that became progressively larger as the set went on. Sophomore Micha Hancock, who was named “Big Ten Setter of the Week” for the fourth time on the season on Monday, added to her 34 assists with an ace to end the third set (25-15) and the match.

Women’s Volleyball will play again this Sunday at No. 4 Nebraska, a team that the then fourth-ranked Penn State “upset” in four sets earlier this season.

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