Match Wrap in a Tweet
Friday night, in the opening of the Penn State Classic, the Nittany Lions (6-3) defeated Rhode Island (4-6) 3-0 (25-6, 25-18, 25-13), in front of 2926 Rec Hall fans.
Post-Match Quotes — Rhode Island – Friday, September 16th
Coach Rose (opening statement):
I thought we came out and played a great first game, and made alot of errors in the second game, and just kind of fooled around in the third game. It wasn’t a great effort, although I thought Haleigh [Washington] had a great night offensively [11 kills, .786 attack %] and at the net [5 blocks] and a couple of the young kids came in and did a nice job. I thought Emily [Sciorra] [5-4 Fr. DS] did a nice job serving [ ] and Allison [Farrell] [5-8 Fr. DS] has good energy. [5-5 Fr. libero] Kendall [White] made a few typical freshman plays, and made a real nice defensive play in the third game.
Haleigh Washington (on the connection between hitters and the setter):
Sometimes the connection is a little off for the first two balls, and as a hitter, you need to be able to adjust to that, and have confidence that the connection will get there. So a couple of sets may be off, but you believe that [6-0 Jr. setter] Abby [Detering] has got it, and that she’ll get you that good ball, and then you can swing. So I think it’s just having confidence in one another, and that connection eventually comes along.
Abby Detering (on distributing the ball):
Simone’s [6-1 Jr. OH Simone Lee] been doing well [10 kills in the match], but if we give her the ball every time there’s just going to be a huge block, so we have to open up. We have so many great hitters, so we want to spread [the ball] around. When I go into games, that’s what I’m thinking about: who can I get one-on-one with, so starting off with the middle is a big help, because then the blockers have to decide where to go.
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