MADISON, Wis. — The Penn State women’s volleyball team put up a statement on the road Friday night, throttling Wisconsin 25-19, 25-21, 25-7 as Deja McClendon reached a career milestone.
The third-set Badger total was the lowest point total allowed by the Nittany Lions since allowing seven points to Loyola and Buffalo during the 2009 season and the second-lowest ever during the rally-scoring era.
The No. 1 Nittany Lions (13-1, 3-0 Big Ten) got balance around the court, with 14 kills and 16 digs for McClendon. The junior now has 1,012 kills for her career.
They also received 12 kills from Ariel Scott, 11 kills and three blocks for Nia Grant, eight kills and 15 digs for Megan Courtney, 46 assists and three aces from Micha Hancock, four blocks from Katie Slay and 16 digs for Dominique Gonzalez.
Penn State hit .370 to .135 for the Badgers (13-3, 1-2), and held a 54-28 edge in kills, but lost the blocking battle 8.5-8.
The Nittany Lions visit No. 10 Minnesota tonight.