No. 15 M. Volleyball Defeats George Mason and Charleston, W. Track and Field Wins Big Ten Championship

No. 15 M. Volleyball Defeats George Mason and Charleston, W. Track and Field Wins Big Ten Championship

Penn State sports were on fire this weekend as men’s volleyball, women’s track and field, and both gymnastics teams claim victories in their respective competitions.

  • 15 M. Volleyball (11-6, 6-2) defeated two teams this past week: George Mason and Charleston. Penn State took down George Mason in four sets, defeating them 3-1. Aidan Albrecht (Old Bridge, N.J.) led the charge with 14 kills on 25 attempts. Just two days later, the Blue and White swept Charleston in three definitive sets. It was Lee Smith (Sewickley, Pa.) who led the team with nine kills on 16 attempts. The team will host UC Santa Barbara and Stanford this weekend at Rec Hall.

  • Softball (6-7) had a tough weekend down in South Carolina at the Chanticleer Classic. The team fell to Campbell and Coastal Carolina, but senior Shelby Miller (Sugar Land, Texas) posted three hits on the day and the tying runs in the bottom of the seventh against Campbell. On the second day of the tournament, the Nittany Lions were defeated by Morehead State, but rebounded and trounced Cleveland State, 10-5.

  • Women’s Track and Field captured the Big Ten Championship this past weekend at the Spire Institute in Ohio after scoring 96.5 points. The men’s team came in second. The teams’ finishes were collectively the highest combined finishes ever in PSU Track and Field history.

  • Gymnastics was victorious against Navy in Annapolis with a 409.400-399.250 final score. Sam Zakutney (Ottawa, Ontario) claimed the win on both the high bars and parallel bars. Dominic DiFulvio (Marietta, N.Y.) tied with teammate Chris Sands (Lancaster, Pa.) for the wins on the still rings. DiFulvio also claimed the top podium on vault.

  • Gymnastics was successful in its meet against Pitt at home on Senior Day, despite the recent firing of head coach Jeff Thompson. Briannah Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) earned the top spot on vault, floor exercise, and the all-around, while Nicole Medvitz (Paramus, N.J.) won the balance beam as Sabrina Garcia (Etters, Pa.) won the uneven bars.

Congrats to all of our Nittany Lions for their hard work and success this past weekend!