Live Stats, the online scorekeeping app, was confused right from the start — listing Penn State’s opponent Saturday afternoon as “Saint Joseph’s” rather than the team that actually was on the court — St. Johns. Fortunately, the #1-ranked Penn State women’s volleyball team (10-0) suffered from no such confusion, jumping right in with a 25-10 win in the first set, and following that with 25-18, 25-19 margins in the second and third sets, for their second sweep of the weekend (they have swept all of their opponents).
Once again, 6-3 So. MB Haleigh Washington put up stellar numbers, totaling a match-high 11 blocks (the second highest three-set match total in Penn State history, according to GoPSUsports.com).
6-4 RS Sr. RS/Opp Aiyana Whitney registered a team-high 11 kills (.500 attack %) with 4 blocks. 6-2 Sr. OH Megan Courtney’s 10 digs led the team and her 5 blocks ranked second. The Nittany Lions, with 6-0 RS Fr. setter Bryanna Weiskircher guiding the offense, hit .377 as a team. Weiskircher totaled 4 kills, 4 blocks, and 2 service aces. Two other players — 5-8 Fr. setter Wilma Rivera and 5-5 Sr. DS Kendall Pierce also tallied 2 aces in the match.
It was a tremendous experience to go up against the seven-time NCAA Champions and I am proud of the way we competed as a whole. Playing three top-15 teams in our preseason, along with three talented California squads has prepared us for the BIG EAST Conference.
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(Courtesy of GoPSUsports.com)