Lee Leads Lions in Siena Sweep

With a major boost from 6-1 Jr. OH Simone Lee, Penn State tamed the Bulldogs of Siena (1-6) on Friday morning, 25-11, 25-10, 25-12, to move to  3-3 on the season.   Lee registered a match-high 14 kills, adding 4 digs and 3 blocks. 6-1 RS Fr. MB Tori Gorrell finished led the team with 6 blocks, with 8 kills.  6-1 Jr. OH Ali Frantti continued to struggle on offence, with only four kills, but totaled 7 digs and 5 blocks (second best on the team.)  6-3 Jr. MB Haleigh Washington ended with 3 blocks and 2 service aces, while 5-5 Fr. libero Kendall White came up with a team-leading 9 digs.  With 6-0 Jr. setter Abby Detering guiding the team, Penn State hit a collective .354.  Detering also tied her career-best with 5 kills.

The Daily Collegian reported on Friday morning that Coach Rose said that, depending on what he saw in practices, there was “a possibility freshmen — ‘newcomers’ — could be rotating into play.”  He must have seen something, because 5-4 Fr. DS Emily Sciorra saw her most extensive playing time of the season, appearing in all three sets, and registering one dig.  6-3 RS Fr. Opp. Jelena Novakovic also saw increased playing time, appearing in two sets.

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