No. 2 Penn State Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Michigan

No. 2 Penn State women’s volleyball swept Michigan Saturday in Rec Hall to extend its Big Ten winning streak to seven straight matches.

After beating No. 10 Michigan State 3-1 the previous night, Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions took down the maize and blue 25-17, 25-18, 25-14.

How It Happened

The wRECking Crew student section brought back the famous “Michigan Still Sucks” chant every time the Wolverines received. Penn State hit the ball well as a team in the first set (.367), cruises past head coach Mark Rosen’s bunch to take an early lead. The largest home crowd of the season — 4,610 — was on hand for the victory.

Simone Lee led the way with five kills in the first set, but Ali Frantti and Haleigh Washington would soon join her on the trajectory toward double figures. Frantti came up just short of the double-double. Washington is now just 14 kills away from reaching 1,000 for her career.

Kendall White turned in a tremendous outing defensively, posting a match-high 13 digs. Middle blockers Heidi Thelen and Tori Gorrell combined for 10 kills, while setters Abby Detering and Bryanna Weiskircher nearly matched each other in assists with 21 and 20, respectively.

Player Of The Match

Simone Lee | Senior | Outside hitter

Lee finished with a match-high 15 kills, five digs, three assists, and two blocks.

What’s Next?

The Nittany Lions (17-1) travel to West Lafayette Friday to face Purdue at 8 p.m. ET in Holloway Gymnasium.

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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