Lions Look to Avoid Pitt Falls (Ouch) in Home-and-Home with Panthers

2019 Pre-B1G Schedule (Click Images for More Info)

Date (Time)OpponentSiteMedia
Friday 9-20-19
8:00 p.m.
ET
Rec Hall
Rec Hall
Live Stats

Big Ten Network
Sunday 9-22-19
1:00 p.m.
ET
Petersen
Events
Center
Live Stats

ACC Network ($$)

From GoPSUsports.com:

The No. 4 Penn State women’s volleyball team continues the toughest part of its non-conference schedule this weekend as it plays a home-and-home slate with No. 6 Pittsburgh. The Nittany Lions host the Panthers at Rec Hall on Friday at 8 p.m., in a match that will air live on the Big Ten Network, and will then make the trip to play at the Petersen Events Center on Sunday at 1 p.m.

The Lions are 6-1 overall after splitting a pair of matches with a loss to then-No. 1 Stanford and a win over then-No. 10 Oregon last weekend at the Big Ten/Pac 12 Challenge. The two matches against Pittsburgh this weekend will make it four straight top-10 opponents for the Lions.

Penn State has won 16 straight matches dating back to 1987 in the series with Pittsburgh, but the Panthers are a much-improved team over the past few seasons. They are coming off back-to-back ACC titles and have won 16 consecutive regular season matches dating back to last season. The teams last met in in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The Lions won that match 3-1 at Rec Hall.

PENN STATE
Record: 6-1
Big Ten: 0-0
2018: 26-8 (14-6 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Russ Rose
At Penn State: 1278-207 (41st)
Overall: 1278-207 (41st)
Location: University Park, Pa.

PITTSBURGH
Record: 10-0
ACC: 0-0
2018: 30-2 (17-1 ACC)
Head Coach: Dan Fisher
At Pittsburgh: 158-47 (seventh)
Overall: 233-49 (ninth)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pitt Stats: https://pittsburghpanthers.com/cumestats.aspx?path=wvball

Pitt Roster:  https://pittsburghpanthers.com/roster.aspx?path=wvball

Penn State Stats: https://dignittanyvolleyball.com/2019-statistics/

Penn State 2019 Roster

NumberName PositionYear/ClassHeightState
(Hometown)
Career
Stats
1Clark,
Lauren

OH1/Fr.6-0MN
(Champlin)
2Sciorra, Emily
DS4/Sr.5-4VA
(Chantilly)
3White, Kendall
L4/Sr.5-5IN
(Indianapolis)
4Bailey,
Gabi

OH1/Fr.6-1MA
(Groton)
5Ferguson,
Sydney

OH1/Fr.6-3VA
(Stafford)
6Walls,
Sophie

S2/So.5-11TX
(The Woodlands)
7Phegley,
Amanda
RS2/So.6-4FL
(Gainesville)
8 Hill,
Brooklynn
DS/L2/So.5-8CA
(Rancho
Cucamonga)
9Parker, JonniRS/OH/S2/So.6-0OH
(Casstown)
11Gorrell,
Tori
OH/RS/MB4/Sr.
(RS)
6-2Ontario,
Canada
(Oakville)
12Holcomb, Keeton
DS4/Sr.5-7Belleville,
TX
13Blossom, GabbyS2/So.5-10MO
(St. Louis)
14Krause,
Kristin

DS/S3/Jr.
(RS)
5-7PA
(Allentown)
15Hampton,
Jenna

DS/L2/So.5-7FL
(Tampa)
16Gray,
Serena

MB2/So.6-2CA
(Temple City)
17Russell,
Molly

DS/L1/Fr.5-10IL
(Naperville)
19Oerther,
Emily

S/OH1/Fr.5-10FL
(Orlando)
21Peed,
Macall

DS/L1/Fr.5-7CA
(Torrey
Pines)
22Cathey, Allyson

OH2/So.6-1IN
(New Albany)
23Hord,
Kaitlyn

MB2/So.6-4KY
(Lexington)