Same Old Sweep

Same Old Sweep

The sweeps continue for Penn State women’s volleyball with another 3-0 victory over Rutgers this past Friday (25-11, 25-12, 25-10).

A combination of Rutgers errors, Penn State’s consistency and the home court advantage gave the Nittany Lions the upper hand.

Spunky freshman Haleigh Washington led the team with 13 kills, one dig and two blocks. Fellow freshman Ali Frantti followed her with nine kills, two aces, seven digs and three blocks.

As a team, Penn State totaled 10 blocks and 40 digs to make for an unstoppable defense.

While Penn State put up some impressive attack percentages to go along with its defense, Rutgers topped the charts in errors.

The Scarlet Knights tallied 17 attack errors, six service errors and six return errors. Through out all three sets the Rutgers totaled 16 digs, compare that to the 40 digs Penn State totaled and you get the point.

Not one of the most exciting games we’ve seen from Penn State this year but a win’s a win. After Rutgers, the Nittany Lions’ record stands at 23-3, 11-2 in the Big Ten.

Next up is another home game against Maryland on Saturday at 7 p.m. Thanks to Maryland’s football team and in the words of Maryland’s football coach, “let the rivalry begin.”