Oct. 13, 2017
Rec Hall | University Park, Pa. | 3205
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 2 Penn State women’s volleyball group knew they would be in for a conflict with a No. 10 Michigan State Spartans entrance into town, and that is accurately what happened on Friday dusk with a horde Nittany Lions entrance out on top, 3-1; 25-17, 15-25, 30-28, 25-18, in Big Ten movement in Rec Hall.
The initial dual sets were counterpart images of any other, a initial going to a Nittany Lions, who dominated a conflict in a opener, hitting .419 with 15 kills, while MSU put down 12 kills on a .100 clip.
The second set went in preference of a guests, as it was their spin to browbeat a attack, putting down 17 kills on a high symbol of .452, while a Nittany Lions strike only .069.
In a third set, it was a conflict of wills, going to a measure of 30-28. Penn State hold a 24-21 lead, though a annoying Spartans would not surrender. They battled back, dusk a measure during 24-24, and even took a 26-25 advantage before a Nittany Lions were able to claw behind in front and feed off a appetite of Rec Hall to tighten out a set. Penn State saw Haleigh Washington (Colorado Springs, Co.) put down 7 kills on 10 attempts in a third set, while Heidi Thelen (Edgewood, Ky.) combined 6 kills on 13 attempts to assistance glow adult a Nittany Lions and expostulate them to a essential third set victory.
In a fourth, Penn State built off a movement they gained from holding a thespian third set, and they climbed out to a 7-1 lead in a fourth. Michigan State, again, refused to go away. The conflict continued, though a Nittany Lions were means to tighten out a diversion behind a 6-0-9 set from Simone Lee (Menomonee Falls, Wis.).
Lee led a Nittany Lions with 17 kills on a evening, adding a tied-career-high 13 digs for her fifth double-double of a year. She also dished out dual aces.
Washington finished a compare with 14 kills while attack .433 in a match. She combined 4 blocks and dual digs as well.
Thelen followed with 9 kills, attack .350, while Ali Frantt (Spring Grove, Ill.) combined 8 kills, 6 digs, and dual solo blocks.
Abby Detering (Mentor, Ohio) dished out 23 assists, adding 11 digs, while Bryanna Weiskircher (Rockford, Ill.) combined 25 dishes and 8 digs. Kendall White (Indianapolis, Ind.) tied Lee for a team-high 13 digs.
The Nittany Lions lapse to movement on Saturday with a 7 p.m. compare opposite Michigan during Rec Hall. Michigan took down Rutgers, 3-1; 25-12, 22-25, 25-18, 25-16, on Friday night.