CHICAGO — The second-ranked Penn State women’s volleyball team swept DePaul 25-17, 25-12, 25-17 in the Chicago Classic on Saturday. The Nittany Lions faced Oregon State later Saturday.
Deja McClendonled the Nittany Lions with 14 kills on 24 errorless swings for a .583 hitting percentage.Ariel Scottadded 11 kills.Micha Hancockdished out 38 assists to pace the offense.Dominique Gonzalezled the Nittany Lions with 11 digs, while McClendon had 10.Erica Denney led with five blocks and Scott notched four.
Penn State hit .470 against the Blue Demons and totaled 45 kills, four aces, 43 digs and 9.0 total team blocks. DePaul hit .076 against the Nittany Lions and finished the match with 25 kills, two aces, 30 digs and 3.0 team blocks.
PSU women take Spiked Shoe crown
UNIVERSITY PARK —Tori Perripaced the Penn State women’s team to victory in the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational on Saturday at the Penn State golf courses.
Perri placed second to pace five Nittany Lions in the Top 10. She finished the 6,000-meter course in 21 minutes, 20 seconds, 17 seconds behind Ohio’s Julie Accurso. Penn State’sNatalie Bower(21:26) and Rebekka Simko(21:37) finished third and fourth, respectively.
Matt Fischerplaced second to help the Penn State men’s team finish third. Fischer ran 26:07 in the 5.2-mile race, finishing seven seconds behind Princeton’s Alejandro Arroyo Yamin.Sam Masters(26:35) was 13th andNick Scarpello(26:36) was 15th for the Nittany Lions.
Princeton took top honors with 25 points. Georgetown was second with 57 points and the Nittany Lions had 78.
Penn State thumps Temple
PHILADELPHIA —Kelsey Amyhad two goals and an assist to lead No. 8 Penn State to a 5-1 romp over Temple on Saturday.
Laura Gebhart, Ashtin Klinglerand Brittany Grzywaczalso scored for the Nittany Lions, who outshot the Owls 28-9. Whitney Reddigadded two assists. Penn State had a 14-2 advantage in penalty corners. KeeperAyla Halusmade one save during the contest.
Katie Briglia scored for Temple (2-3). Penn State (4-2) plays host to Cornell at 2 p.m. today.
Two Nittany Lions help U.S. take crown
TOKYO — Penn State juniorsMaya Hayesand Taylor Schramhelped Team USA score a 1-0 upset over Germany to win the U-20 World Cup on Saturday
The USA lost to Germany 3-0 in group play earlier in the event. Kealia Ohai scored in the 44th-minute as Team USA won its third World Cup crown.
Hayes scored a total of four goals in the event, including a hat trick against Ghana. Hayes and Schram will now return to Penn State on Sept. 16 as the Nittany Lions host Wisconsin.