Ladies’s Volleyball Closes Non-Convention Slate with Sweep of West Virginia

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – No. 20 Penn State wrapped up non-conference play in ladies’s volleyball with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-13, 25-20) win over West Virginia on Friday evening on the WVU Coliseum. The Lions improved to 7-3 with their seventh sweep of the season and second of the day.
 
It was the primary lack of the season for West Virginia because it fell to 10-1. Included within the Mountaineers 10-0 begin to the season was a sweep of Michigan of their lone match in opposition to a Big Ten opponent.
 
Penn State went 2-0 on the Mountaineer Invitational. The Lions swept Robert Morris earlier within the day by scores of 25-13, 25-15, 25-12.
 
Jonni Parker led all gamers with 11 kills and did so with a hitting proportion of .346. The six-rotation participant is hitting .342 whereas averaging 3.67 kills/set this season. She has hit higher than .300 in eight of the group’s 10 matches this season.
 
Anastasiya Kudryashova picked up her first begin of the season at outdoors hitter and was proper behind Parker with 9 kills. No participant on West Virginia had greater than eight kills because the Lions held the Mountaineers to .083 hitting.
 
Adanna Rollins continued to be a flexible six-rotation participant herself as she led all gamers with 10 digs along with six kill and two blocks. Freshman Cassie Kuerschen was stable within the again row with 5 digs.
 
In the center, sophomore Allie Holland continued to enhance in her first season as a starter for Penn State. She tallied 5 blocks, together with three solo stops. She was dominant earlier within the day in opposition to Robert Morris, hitting .688 with 11 kills and 5 blocks. Kaitlyn Hord gave the Lions a robust duo up entrance with 5 kills and 4 blocks in opposition to West Virginia.
 
The first set was essentially the most aggressive regardless that Penn State by no means trailed. West Virginia managed to tie the rating halfway by means of at 15-15 after which once more at 21-21. Kudryashova broke the tie with a kill after which added one other a couple of factors later to place her group up 24-22. With Kuerschen on the service line, the Lions secured set level on an assault error by the Mountaineers.
 
Penn State was dominant in set two, main by as a lot as 13 at 20-7 following three straight assault errors by West Virginia. It was a group effort on the finish of the set with 4 totally different gamers scoring the ultimate 5 factors. Kudryashova and Rollins had kills throughout that stretch, whereas Hord had a block. Holland tallied the 25th level on a kill to place the Lions up 2-0 within the match.
 
West Virginia was resilient in battling again from an early deficit of 7-2 to ultimately tie set three at 13-13. A kill by Kudryashova put Penn State again up and it did not relinquish the lead once more. Parker got here by means of within the clutch late within the set with 5 kills within the closing 9 factors for the Lions.
Kristen Lux led the Mountaineers with eight kills, whereas Adrian Ell completed with seven kills and 5 digs.
 
Penn State improved to 30-0 all-time in opposition to West Virginia as the 2 groups squared off for the primary time since 2017.
 
A visit to Rutgers awaits Penn State to open Big Ten play. The Lions tackle the Scarlet Knights on the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on Friday at 7 p.m.
 


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