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Women’s Volleyball Dismantles Auburn For Ninth Straight Sweep

Penn State started off the South Florida Invitational with another victory, taking down Auburn (7-3) in three sets — 25-11, 25-16, and 25-19 — Friday evening.

And by the way, it still hasn’t dropped a set all year.

How It Happened

Penn State dominated Auburn during the first set, racing out to a 17-9 lead before finishing off the Tigers for a 25-11 set victory. Megan Courtney led the Nittany Lions with five kills, closely followed by Haleigh Washington, who had four.

The second set was more of the same for the No. 1 ranked women’s volleyball team. Penn State took a commanding 11-4 lead, and despite Auburn climbing back to force the Nittany Lions to take a timeout at 14-9, were able to win the second set comfortably 25-16. Washington continued her dominance, leading Penn State with six kills in the second set.

Penn State started off the third set by taking a 6-1 lead, but the Tigers kept it close throughout the entire set. Penn State was able to hold off Auburn’s comeback attempt, winning the final set 25-19 and completing another sweep victory for the Nittany Lions.

Notes

With the aforementioned sweep victory, the Nittany Lions have now not dropped a set since the 2014 NCAA Semifinal against Stanford, which was played on Dec. 18, 2014. Penn State also increased its winning streak to 29 consecutive matches, a streak that started on Oct. 17, 2014.

What’s Next?

Penn State is slated to play two games tomorrow. The first will be against St. John’s at 1 p.m., and the Nittany Lions will wrap up the tournament against the host South Florida at 7 p.m.

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Patrick Koerbler

Patrick Koerbler is a senior Journalism major/History minor from the mean streets of Palmerton, PA. His career goals include becoming the Director of Public Relations for the New York Yankees, and co-hosting a Penn State football podcast with Matt McGloin. Patrick is also a ledge, his interests include sandwiches, and his best friend is Andrew Wiggins. For more fun, you can follow him on Twitter -- @GoodDudePat -- or contact him via email at [email protected] Go Sixers.

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