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No. 20 Penn State Women’s Volleyball Sweeps West Virginia

Following a sweep over Robert Morris Friday morning, Penn State women’s volleyball (7-3) kept it rolling with another uncontested victory (25-22, 25-13, 25-20) over West Virginia just hours later.

The No. 20 Nittany Lions made light work of the Mountaineers thanks to Jonni Parker’s team-leading 11 kills.

How It Happened

Penn State got off to a quick start thanks to a monster block from middle blocker Allie Holland. Not before long, the Nittany Lions were up 9-4 following a few kills from Anastasiya Kudryashova and Jonni Parker.

In the middle of the first frame, West Virginia found its footing and tightened things up. The Mountaineers eventually tied Penn State 13-13 before kills from Parker and Minnesota transfer Adanna Rollins helped the Nittany Lions regain a 15-14 advantage.

Kudryashova took over the end of the set and led Penn Stae to a 25-22 win with two quick kills, the latter of which finished the frame.

Penn State outright dominated set two. The Nittany Lions hit .360 as a team and committed just two hitting errors en route to a quick 25-13 win. More impressively, Penn State held West Virginia to just nine kills on -.032 hitting in the set.

The match’s final frame wound up mirroring its first in many ways. Penn State quickly found itself doubling West Virginia’s points to mount a 10-5 lead early on. West Virginia battled back to tie things 13-13 before Penn State once again pulled away thanks to an incredible effort from Jonni Parker, who finished the game with a team-leading 11 kills on .346 hitting. The senior right-side hitter drove Penn State to a 25-20 victory, icing the sweep and sending Penn State home 2-0 on the week.

Player Of The Match

Jonni Parker | Right-Side Hitter

Parker’s incredible, and we’re kinda running out of things to say at this point. She led the team with 11 kills Friday night and also contributed an ace, two digs, and two total blocks.

Against Robert Morris Friday morning, Parker posted six kills on .455 hitting.

What’s Next?

Penn State will head home and rest up for a week before traveling to Rutgers to face the Scarlet Knights on Friday, September 24. First serve in Piscataway is set for 7 p.m. on BTN+.

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Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State with distinction in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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