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Weekend Sports Recap: Men’s Volleyball And Wrestling Lead The Way

It was a busy weekend for Penn State’s athletic programs, which took part in 12 different sporting events over the snowy weekend. The Nittany Lions finished with a respectable 8-3-1 record altogether, posting impressive victories over both Big Ten foes and out-of-conference teams alike.

The weekend was headlined by consecutive sweeps from men’s volleyball over Ball State and IPFW on Friday and Saturday. The Nittany Lions improve to 4-2 on the season with their only losses coming to UCLA and Loyola.

Wrestling continued its dominant streak by remaining undefeated in a 30-15 beatdown of Illinois. The highlight of the match came from redshirt freshman Jason Nolf, who pinned defending National Champion Isaiah Martinez to help Penn State cruise to an easy victory.

After dropping five straight games, the Lady Lions won their second game in a row against Illinois with a score of 65-56. Teniya Page led all scorers with 27 points, and also chipped in five rebounds and two assists in the victory.

Unfortunately, the weekend was not a total success. Men’s hockey picked up another victory Friday night in a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory over Ohio State, but failed to complete the series sweep as it fell to Ohio State 5-1 the next game. Women’s hockey saw a little more success than the men’s team, defeating Robert Morris 3-2 on Friday and drawing the Colonials 2-2 on Saturday.

Other teams to note: Men’s tennis went undefeated on the weekend, beating Clemson 6-1 and Dartmouth 4-2. The women’s team was not quite as fortunate as it fell to Denver 4-2 at the ITA National Indoors. The men’s gymnastics team also dropped its meet against Minnesota, losing 432.750-418.500.

This upcoming slate is an exciting one for Penn State. The basketball and hockey teams will square off against Michigan at the Madison Square Garden Super Saturday doubleheader on January 30. Shep Garner and company will start the day off at noon, while Guy Gadowsky and his No.14 ranked team will headline the nightcap 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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