No. 1 Penn State Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Indiana
No. 1 Penn State women’s volleyball throttled Indiana in straight sets Saturday night in Bloomington. Haleigh Washington eclipsed 1,000 career kills in the victory.
The Nittany Lions took care of the Hoosiers 25-21, 25-13, 25-15 in their ninth straight Big Ten win. The offense hit a blistering .507 and outblocked Indiana 7-2.
How It Happened
Washington led the way offensively with a match-high 13 kills, hitting a superb .800 on the night. Simone Lee and Heidi Thelen combined for 15 kills, while Ali Frantti, Abby Detering, and Tori Gorrell each tallied four. Nia Reed rounded out the scoring with two more kills.
Russ Rose’s Nittany Lions dominated Indiana in all facets of the game in one of their more complete performances of the season. Kendall Beerman and Kamryn Malloy paced the Hoosiers with seven kills apiece. Detering did a little bit of everything with 17 assists, a match-high six digs, three blocks, and two service aces.
Player Of The Match
Haleigh Washington | Senior | Middle blocker
Penn State is the only team in the nation with three active players who have all surpassed 1,000 career kills.
The Nittany Lions (19-1) return home to Rec Hall Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a huge match versus No. 9 Wisconsin.
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The ranking comes after the Nittany Lions defeated Michigan State 42-0 on Black Friday.
This is the first time the Lady Lions have received AP Poll votes since 2014.
The Onward State crew headed to the Motor City for some football, pizza, and a swing set overlooking Canada.