1,000 Kills for Megan Courtney in Win Over Iowa
Senior Megan Courtney reached a milestone in her collegiate career as she carried out another double-double, 12 kills and 13 digs. She led the offense yet again and accomplished the 1,000-kill career mark. She’s also not too far away from the 1,000-dig mark, which she should get in the next game.
Sophomore Haleigh Washington followed Courtney’s lead with 11 kills and three blocks. Redshirt senior Aiyana Whitney finished off the familiar trio with eight kills and two blocks.
Redshirt freshman Bryanna Weiskircher rallied the team to a .330 hitting percentage with 34 assists and came in second behind Courtney with 10 digs.
After the team’s shocking loss to Nebraska, this win and Courtney’s performance was exactly what Penn State needed to get things back on track.
Iowa started off strong in the first set forcing the game past the 25-point mark, but Penn State managed to limit its hitting errors just enough to slide by for the win.
In the second set, Penn State attacked the net with more aggression and consistency than Iowa that handed the team a comfortable lead that lasted until the end.
The Hawkeyes actually had a much higher hitting percentage for the third set with less than half of the attack errors as Penn State. But errors elsewhere on the court handed Penn State the third and final win of the sweep.
Penn State travels to Illinois this Friday for a match against the fighting Illini set to start at 8 p.m. and to be aired on the Big Ten Network. Then Saturday the team finishes its travels at Northwestern again starting the match at 8 p.m.