The Sweep Continues
Against Wisconsin, Courtney and McClendon led the team in kills with 15 each; Slay had 8 blocks, while Hancock helped out the defense with 12 digs. The next day against Minnesota, Scott had the most kills at 14 and Gonzalez and Courtney each had 9 digs on the defensive end.
Taking on Wisconsin first, the Badgers gave Penn State a run for their money in the first two sets. They breathed down the necks of the Nittany Lions with every point, and only came up short two points in the first two sets (25-23; 27-25). By the third set Penn State held a comfortable lead until the end and captured the match (25-16). The team travelled to Minnesota hoping to continue their winning streak.
Once again PSU powered through the competition against the Gophers. Similar to Wisconsin, Minnesota kept the scores tight in the three sets. The first two sets ended in scores of 25-20 and 25-17. In the third set the Gophers really came to life and rallied against Penn State two times, also forced a time out. A nail-biting ending generated an exciting win for PSU at 25-23.
This weekend marks the end of Penn State’s home games for this season. They will host Northwestern on Friday, Nov. 22nd and Illinois Saturday, Nov. 23rd. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. and be held in Rec Hall. The Northwestern game will also be aired on the Big Ten Network.