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Penn State Women’s Volleyball Sweeps Rutgers

No. 4 Penn State women’s volleyball swept Rutgers 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 26-24) Wednesday night at Rec Hall.

Redshirt senior outside hitter Nia Reed led the Nittany Lions with a match-high 11 kills.

How It Happened

Penn State hit .542 as a team in the first set, with Reed hammering home five kills in the opening frame. Freshman right side Jonni Parker connected on her first three swings of the night.

After missing the last two matches, freshman middle blocker Kaitlyn Hord returned to the starting lineup for the Nittany Lions. She had one kill in limited action against the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers took a 4-0 lead to open the third set, but Penn State finished things off on Parker’s 10th kill.

Tori Gorrell hit .429 with five kills versus the Scarlet Knights.

Tori Gorrell and Serena Gray combined for eight kills in the win, while setter Bryanna Weiskircher added 33 assists, six kills, and six digs. Junior libero Kendall White tallied a match-high 11 digs and six assists. Taylor Leath finished with six kills and four digs.

“Tori just has a lot of energy,” Weiskircher said. “We’ve been together for a few years now, so we’ve been able to run a few different things that we can’t necessarily run with the younger kids.”

Players of the Match

Nia Reed and Jonni Parker

The high-flying duo combined for 21 kills in the sweep. Defending Parker’s jump serve continues to be a scary proposition for Penn State’s opponents.

What’s Next?

The Nittany Lions (16-3, 7-2 Big Ten) travel to Piscataway Saturday to face the Scarlet Knights again at 7 p.m.

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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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