A Successful Weekend for Penn State Spring Sports

A Successful Weekend for Penn State Spring Sports

  • 14 PSU M. Volleyball found success in New Jersey as the team faced both NJIT and Princeton this past weekend. On Friday, PSUMVB bested NJIT in five sets with Calvin Mende (Redlands, Calif.) contributing 14 kills. Saturday, the team defeated Princeton 3-2 as Chris Nugent (Fair Lawn, N.J.) and Lee Smith (Sewickley, Pa.) notched 19 and 13 kills respectively.

  • Women’s Gymnastics missed out on a win by .10 of a point as they faced No. 18 Ohio State this past weekend at home (195.950-195.850). However, the near win proves that Penn State gymnastics is on the rise. Briannah Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) and Sabrina Garcia (Etters, Pa.) each recorded new season-high scores for their all-around routines.

  • Men’s Gymnastics also faced difficulty against Ohio State, losing 419.150-417.750. Despite the loss, this was a new high-score for MGym and freshman Sam Zakutney (Ottawa, Ontario) secured the win on the parallel bars during his all-around. Freshman Stephen Nedoroscik (Worcester, Mass.) came in second overall on the pommel horse.

  • Women’s Tennis defeated rival Pittsburgh at home this past weekend. Samantha Smith (Cary, N.C.) and Shannon Hanley (Kensington, Md.) each claimed their singles titles as Dasha Sapogova (Belarus, Minsk) fought hard for her title as well.

  • Men’s Golf had a program-best finish at the Big Ten Match Play Tournament, where the team won second place. Although a comeback attempt did not propel the Lions into first as they had hoped, second place was still a historic placement. “Every one of our guys stayed in their match," said Head Coach Greg Nye. "No quit. That made the difference in the tie-breaker.”

Check back next week for more Spring Sports updates!