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Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Michigan for 11th Straight Win

The No. 4 Penn State women’s volleyball team earned its 11th straight win after a 3-0 sweep of Michigan (25-19, 25-23, 27-25) last night in Ann Arbor.

The visitors didn’t get off to the hot start they wanted, as Penn State was down by two points at the start of the first set. However, a few key kills by Aiyana Whitney gave the team the momentum it needed. After the Wolverines were able to tie the game at 5, the Nittany Lions’ offense caught fire with a 6-0 streak. At that point, Michigan was too far behind to play catch up and was unable to stop Penn State’s high-powered offense, which came away with a 25-19 win.

The second set featured a strong offensive effort by Haleigh Washington and Whitney. The score was close the entire set, but at 21-21, Penn State earned four of the final six points to earn a 25-23 win.’

During the third and final set, Penn State struggled to keep hold of a two-point lead. Late into the set, the Wolverines earned four unanswered points, and a 5-2 run brought the score to 21-19. After a timeout, Washington tried to gain back momentum with a kill, but Michigan came back with 5 straight points to take a 24-22 lead. Another Whitney kill and Wolverine attack error tied the set at 24, but the Lions were too much to handle in the end. A block gave Penn State the win at 27-25.

Senior Micha Hancock dished out 43 assists in the victory, as well as tailing her 92nd ace of the season. That lone ace reset the Penn State single season record that Hancock had previously set in the 2011 season. Each ace she gets until the end of the season will only make that record grow.

Whitney had 12 kills, 4 blocks, and 2 digs. Junior Megan Courtney had her first double-double of the season after registering 10 kills, 10 digs, and 5 blocks. Senior Nia Grant was a defensive leader with a career high 10 blocks and 2 digs. Freshman duo Ali Frantti and Washington both added 8 kills each.

Penn State’s next match will be at Maryland on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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Brandilyn Heckman

is a junior majoring in Secondary Education (English). Though she commutes to class from her home in Penns Valley, she refuses to be called a 'townie.' Along with Onward State, she currently interns with the Centre Daily Times. In her spare time, she is unafraid to show her love for Penn State, Landon Donovan, and Captain America. You can follow her on twitter at @Brandilynh or contact her via email with [email protected]

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