Lions Sweep Irish in Golden Dome Invitational Finale

The Irish setter was only a sophomore
The Irish setter is only a sophomore — on of six (plus six freshmen) on the team

Penn State (8-0) took on host Notre Dame (4-5) Saturday night in the finale of the Golden Dome Invitational, coming away with yet another sweep (25-17, 25-19, 25-16) against a very young Fighting Irish squad.  The Irish feature six freshmen and six sophomores (including their setter, Maddie Dilfer, who is not pictured at left).  Penn State has now won its last 28 consecutive matches (the streak started on Oct. 17, 2014, with a 3-2 win over Purdue.)

The Nittany Lions were led by 6-2 Sr. OH Megan Courtney (14 kills, .464 attack %, 15 — yes, 15 — digs, and four blocks) 6-2 So. OH Ali Frantti (14 kills, .370 attack %), and 5-6 Fr. libero Keeton Holcomb, who registered 20 digs. 6-3 So. MB Haleigh Washington’s 5 blocks were tops on the team.  6-0 RS Fr. setter Bryanna Weiskircher totaled 40 assists, 6 digs, and 2 blocks, while guiding the team  to a .320 attack %.


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