PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Indiana 3-0 In Bloomington

No. 10 Penn State (16-3, 8-0 Big Ten) remained the lone unbeaten team in conference play Saturday night, sweeping Indiana 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-18) on the road in University Gym.

How It Happened

Despite going down 3-8 to start the match, Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions would settle down and calmly deliver a 22-8 run for an easy first-set victory. Penn State carried its momentum into the second frame, taking an early 14-7 lead over the Hoosiers, but head coach Sherry Dunbar-Kruzan’s squad would rally all the way back to within two points, 19-17. A pair of late kills from juniors Heidi Thelen and Ali Frantti helped the blue and white capture the second set in Bloomington.

Penn State received a steady offensive output across the board, as Frantti, Tori Gorrell, and Simone Lee finished with seven kills apiece. Thelen and Haleigh Washington added six kills each, while setter Abby Detering would notch five in the win. Detering also posted 25 assists and six digs for the Nittany Lions, who held Indiana to a .102 hitting percentage. Hoosier outside hitter Allison Hammond had herself a night, as the senior out of French Lick, Ind., notched a match-high 10 kills. Freshman setter Victoria Brisack also finished atop the stat sheet with 27 assists, while Taylor Lebo would tie Penn State’s Kendall White on a match-high nine digs.

White, who hails from Indianapolis, enjoyed a 2-0 weekend in her home state, allowing friends and family to come out and show support for the freshman libero. Keeton Holcomb, Lainy Pierce, and backup setter Bryanna Weiskircher would add a dig apiece to round out the scoring for Penn State.

Player Of The Match

Ali Frantti | Junior | Outside hitter

The Spring Grove, Ill., native paced the Nittany Lions with seven kills, six digs, three assists, and two blocks Saturday night.

What’s Next?

Penn State will head home to Rec Hall for a televised match against No. 19 Ohio State this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.

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

Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected]


Other posts by Ethan

Penn State Women’s Soccer Advances To Elite Eight

The Nittany Lions beat Wake Forest 1-0 Sunday afternoon to advance to their second straight NCAA quarterfinals.

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Northwestern Again

Pat Freiermuth Continues Breakout Season For Penn State

Penn State Asks Court To Order Sale Of Beta Theta Pi House

The lawsuit cites a 1928 deed, which transferred the property to Beta Theta Pi, that gives the university the right buy back the property if it was no longer used as a fraternity house.

Penn State Football Ranked No. 12 In College Football Playoff Rankings

The Nittany Lions moved up two spots following their 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon.

Send this to a friend