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Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases Fall 2021 Schedule

Penn State women’s volleyball is one step closer to taking the court again now that the team’s fall 2021 schedule is out.

The Nittany Lions will begin the season with a road trip to Florida for the UCF Tournament. There, they’ll face Georgia Tech and St. John’s on Friday, August 27, and match up against UCF itself on August 28.

Penn State’s non-conference play will continue when it hosts the Penn State Classic tournament at Rec Hall. There, the team will face Iowa State on Friday, September 3, and compete against both Oregon State and LSU on Saturday, September 4.

The Nittany Lions will then pack up and travel to Oregon on Friday, September 10, as part of this year’s Big Ten/Pac 12 Challenge. They’ll also face Stanford in Eugene, Oregon, on September 11.

Penn State will wrap up non-conference play by heading to Morgantown, West Virginia, to face Robert Morris and West Virginia on Friday, September 17.

Conference play will begin in late September. Here’s a look at the Nittany Lions’ full Big Ten slate:

  • September 24 @ Rutgers
  • September 26 vs. Ohio State
  • September 29 @ Maryland
  • October 2 @ Indiana
  • October 8 vs. Nebraska
  • October 9 vs. Northwestern
  • October 15 vs. Rutgers
  • October 17 @ Purdue
  • October 22 @ Minnesota
  • October 23 @ Wisconsin
  • October 29 vs. Maryland
  • October 30 vs. Illinois
  • November 5 vs. Michigan
  • November 6 vs. Michigan State
  • November 12 @ Michigan
  • November 13 @ Michigan State
  • November 19 @ Nebraska
  • November 21 @ Ohio State
  • November 26 vs. Minnesota
  • November 27 vs. Iowa

In total, the Nittany Lions will host 13 matches at Rec Hall this fall. Season ticket renewals are open, but single-match ticket information won’t be announced until a later date.

Penn State’s been pretty busy so far this offseason. The team picked up two huge transfers — Maryland’s Erika Pritchard and Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins — to bolster an already-strong lineup of outside hitters. Pritchard ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 285 kills over 20 matches this season, while Rollins contributed 186 kills for Minnesota on top of 187 digs and 41 total blocks.

The Nittany Lions’ presence at the net will be undoubtedly weakened now that middle blocker Serena Gray has left the team and transferred to Pitt, though.

Penn State went 9-5 in this spring’s regular season and fell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 4 seed Texas, which wound up falling to Kentucky in the national title match. The Nittany Lions will restock and reload over a shortened offseason before returning its youthful lineup for another season come August.

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