Penn State (14-3, 6-0 B1G), defeated the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (4-15, 0-6 B1G) in straight sets (25-13, 25-16, 25-10) Saturday night, before a packed Rec Hall crowd of 5312 happy fans. Rutgers is not a skilled team, but they fought hard throughout the match, even in the 3rd set, which Penn State closed out with a nine point run, eight of which came on 5-2 RS Jr. DS Laura Broerman’s serve. Broerman punctuated that performance with a match-point service ace. Well done Laura!
6-2 RS Fr. MB Tori Gorrell and 6-1 Jr. OH Simone Lee each registered 11 kills, to lead Penn State. 6-3 Jr. MH Haleigh Washington totaled 10 kills (.750 hitting %), and led the team with 5 blocks. 6-0 Jr. setter Abby Detering dished out 40 assists, leading the team to a .425 hitting %. 5-5 Fr. libero Kendall White totaled a team-high 14 digs.
Courtesy of backrowattack, from the DigNittanyVolleyball forum, here’s a rundown of non-starters who saw action:
[5-7 Sr, DS] Carley Muller came in for Lee toward the end of game. Had some digs and did some serving. She and Ali collided when diving for a ball. Looked bad, but both got up.
Laura Broerman did a very nice job serving. Love her spirit!
[6-3 RS So. OH] Clare Powers replaced Ali for a few points when she couldn’t handle a serve. Russ was upset and Ali had a seat next to him.
[5-4 Fr. DS] Emily Sciorra served once in the first set. It went long.
[5-6 Sr. DS] Taylor Krause got a chance to serve also.
[6-1 RS So. OH] Nia Reed played the final few points of the game. She had a powerful kill and a solo block for a point — both highlights brought great joy from her teammates.
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