Penn State Downs Georgia Southern in Straight Sets

When we were in college, a 10:00 a.m.  class on Saturday would have been tough sledding — aspirational, rather than mandatory.  But the Penn State Women’s Volleyball  team showed up on time and ready to play against Georgia Southern, sweeping the Eagles (25-13, 25-12, 25-7) in a match that was never close.

In what most fans we spoke with thought was an unusually high number of participants for Penn State, a total of 16 Nittany Lions saw the court, as 6-3 RS So. OH  Clare Powers (1 kill) and 6-3 RS Fr.Opp Jelena Novakovic (2 kills, .667 attack %) made their debuts for Penn State.

6-1 Jr. OH Simone Lee led the team with 8 kills, followed by 6-1 Jr. OH Ali Frantti and 6-3 Jr  MH Haleigh Washington with seven kills each.  6-2 Jr.  MH  (Opp?) Heidi Thelen  totaled 6 kills (.600 attack % with no errors.)

6-0 RS So. Setter Bryanna Weiskircher dished out 26 assists, led the team in  digs with 8, and guided the Nittany Lions to a .424 attack %.

Washington led Penn State with five blocks, Thelen totaled three, and Frantti and Gorrell chipped in with two each.

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