PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



PSU Women’s Volleyball Advances to Sweet 16

The Penn State Women’s Volleyball team advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship Tournament over the weekend for the 10th straight year, defeating Binghamton in the first round, and Bowling Green in the Round of 32.

On Friday, Penn State overpowered Binghamton (13-19) 3-0 (25-11, 25-3, 25-9). The Lions weren’t challenged one time all night. During the second set, setter Micha Hancock served an astonishing 21 points in a row to spot the Lions a 21-0 lead. The streak fell one serve short of the NCAA record of 22 straight, set by Mercer’s Chelsea Gebben in 2006. Hancock also had a 13-point run to start the 3rd set, and finished with a school-record 10 aces. The match was over so quickly, one could argue that the most entertaining moment of the night wasn’t even on the court.

On Sautrday, the Lions faced more of a challenge in Bowling Green University (22-12), but still came away with a convincing 3-0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-15) victory. Ariel Scott led the way with 8 kills, and Hancock continued her hot streak with 5 aces. Penn State didn’t trail at all in the first two sets, and Bowling Green’s largest lead of the 3rd set was 2 points, as the Lions easily took care of the Falcons.

Overall, the Big Ten has had the strongest showing of any conference in the NCAA Tournament. The 7 Big Ten teams are a combined 13-1, with only Ohio State falling in the second round to #16 Kentucky.

Penn State plays in the West Lafayette (Purdue) regional semifinals on Friday at 5 p.m. against Kentucky. The winner of that game will go onto play the winner of the Purdue/Minnesota match on Saturday at 4 p.m. All of the matches this weekend will be streamed on, and the regional championship matches will be aired live on ESPNU.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson was Onward State's Acting Managing Editor/Resident Old Man. He lived in Harrisburg almost his whole life, but he says he's from California -- where he was born -- because that's more fun. He loves cats and Chinese food, but only separately. He met both Ben Affleck and Kanye West within a half hour, so the three of them are basically best friends. If you want to hear his #scorching #hot #takes, you can follow him at @ARobinsonPSU or email him at [email protected]


Join Onward State: Spring 2019 Application

Want to be a part of the nation’s premier student-run media outlet? Want to have your words read or your pictures seen by hundreds of thousands of readers and social media followers? More importantly –do ya like having fun? Believe it or not, it’s that time again. Onward State is hiring for the spring semester and we’d […]

Your Guide To Finding Last-Minute Graduation Housing

If you and your family are entering your last spring semester with a lot less coordination, there are some still some limited but available options for graduation day accommodations.

Send this to a friend