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No. 3 Penn State Women’s Volleyball Rallies Past Ohio State 3-2

No. 3 Penn State women’s volleyball rallied back from a 2-1 deficit to top Ohio State in five sets (25-13, 23-25, 28-30, 25-9, 15-7) Friday night at St. John Arena in Columbus.

Simone Lee eclipsed 1,000 career kills in the victory, becoming only the 27th player in program history to accomplish the feat — hours before her birthday no less.

How It Happened

Penn State showed outstanding resilience to bounce back from consecutive losses in the second and third set, outscoring the Buckeyes 40-16 down the stretch to win its fourth Big Ten match in a row. Haleigh Washington led the way offensively for Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions, tallying a match-high 20 kills. Lee nearly matched her classmate’s output with 18 kills of her own, while Ali Frantti added 13 more.

Abby Detering and Tori Gorrell chipped in six kills apiece and Heidi Thelen contributed four to round out the scoring for the Nittany Lions. Detering and Bryanna Weiskircher continued to split time at setter, with Weiskircher notching 31 assists to Detering’s 28. Kendall White paced Penn State’s defense with a match-high 19 digs.

Player Of The Match

Haleigh Washington | Senior | Middle blocker

The Colorado Springs, Colo., native posted a career-high 20 kills, eight blocks, and two digs against the Buckeyes.

What’s Next?

The Nittany Lions (14-1, 4-1 Big Ten) head to College Park to face Maryland Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Xfinity Center.

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]


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