Penn State ended it’s preconference schedule this weekend with consecutive sweeps of the Albany Great Danes, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, and the Yale Bulldogs. None of these matches was close (though, as Eastern Kentucky noted in its press release following the match: “Only three teams this season have scored more than Eastern’s 19 points in a set against the Nittany Lions – Texas, Florida and Central Arkansas. Syracuse, Louisville and Marquette failed to score more than 17 points in any set against Penn State.”)
Now it’s on to the B1G Game Hunt, as Penn State seeks yet another Big Ten title, with matches this coming weekend against 11-1 Michigan State (#14 in last weeks AVCA poll), and 10-1 Michigan (#10 in last week’s AVCA poll). We’ll have more on those matches and big matches around the country in the coming days.
Will Nittany Lions succeed in their hunt for another B1G title?
Quote of the Day
There’s a fiber that exists that makes a team better than the individuals that are playing. That’s the component they have to work on themselves. Penn State Head Coach Russ Rose, as quoted by Zack Neiner, Collegian Staff Writer.
Daily Collegian: Ariel Scott dominates in Penn State’s weekend sweep
By Zack Neiner, Collegian Staff Writer
Coach Russ Rose had no concerns about his Ariel Scott’s early season woes. That’s despite an uncharacteristic start for the 2012 AVCA All-American. After the season’s opening weekend, Scott had a .243 hitting percentage, down from .308 in 2012. She also had five attacking errors against then-No. 19 Louisville in the second game of the season. But Rose expressed no concern, stating that she had a “procedure” in the off-season, which he did not elaborate on. “As we progress and she gets stronger, as the opportunity to regain her form, I would expect her to be the type of impact player she was previously,” Rose said before his team’s match against Texas.
For the complete article at The Daily Collegian, Click Here.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Senior Ariel Scott led the No. 1 Penn State women’s volleyball team (9-1) to the Penn State Classic title with a season-high 13 kills in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 25-6) victory against Yale (6-2) on Saturday night in Rec Hall.
Along with a team-high 13 kills, on .550 hitting, Scott also posted two blocks. Sophomore Megan Courtney also hit double-digits for the Nittany Lions, registering 11 kills, two assists, five digs and four blocks, including one solo block.
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Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity
University Park, Pa. — The Bulldogs finished the weekend 2-1 after a three-set loss to No. 1 Penn State on Saturday night.
Yale won matches against Eastern Kentucky and Albany, but lost to host Penn State in the final match of the Penn State Classic. Yale stands at 6-3 overall with all three losses coming FBS conference teams.
Jesse Ebner and Mollie Rogers earned spots on the all-tournament team. Rogers led the Bulldogs with six kills against the Nittany Lions, who won by the scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-6. Ebner, Brittani Steinberg and Kelly Johnson added four kills each for Yale, which fell to 6-3 overall.
For the complete article at The Daily Collegian, Click Here. [Editor’s admission: There isn’t much more. Just two sentences and a subheading. But when, as of this posting, the CDT is still stuck on “Penn State Pounds Albany,” we’re happy Yale even covered the match!]
Penn State vs. Yale
Penn State vs. Eastern Kentucky
Penn State vs. Albany