Everything from Penn State sports — that wasn’t elsewhere — for Sept. 1, 2017:
Women’s volleyball slips past defending national champ Stanford
The Penn State women’s volleyball team registered its first statement win of the season Friday night.
The No. 5 Nittany Lions dropped No. 1 and defending national champion Stanford 26-24, 25-17, 18-25, 25-19 at the Texas A&M Invitational. The match ended the Cardinal’s 13-match win streak and was Penn State’s first win over Stanford since 2015 in a meeting of the two programs tied for the most NCAA Divison I titles, at seven apiece.
The Nittany Lions (4-0) used a balanced offense on a .257 hitting night for the victory, with 11 kills each for Abby Detering and Simone Lee and 10 apiece for Ali Frantti and Haleigh Washington. Detering, who hit .455, finished with her first career triple-double, also notching 23 assists and 10 digs, to go with four blocks. Frantti posted 14 digs, Kendall White led with 20, and Bryanna Weiskircher had 11 digs to go with 22 assists.
Penn State won the battle of the block 12-7, led by seven from Washington.
Kathryn Plummer had a match-high 27 kills and Michaela Keefe added 15 for Stanford (3-1).
The Nittany Lions return to the court to meet the host Aggies on Saturday, and will get a rematch with the Cardinal on Sept. 9 in the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge at Illinois.
PSU shuts out Temple
UNIVERSITY PARK The Nittany Lions allowed just a single shot over 70 minutes in a dominating 5-0 shutout against Temple on Friday night.
Penn State recorded 27 total shots to Temple’s one.
Five different Nittany Lions scored including Alexis Horst, Moira Putsch, Madison Morano, Aurelia Meijer and Cassie Kline. Meijer also paced her team with two assists.
It took Penn State nearly 30 minutes to score its first goal — by Meijer — but its final three goals all occurred in an 11-minute span.
PSU is now 3-0 and will next face Wake Forest at noon Sunday at home.
Men’s cross country
Lions sprint past Lock Haven
LOCK HAVEN The Penn State men’s cross country team took nine of the top-10 places in Friday’s Dolan Duals to outpace Lock Haven by a 15-50 score.
Colin Abert took first place with a time of 17 minutes, 31.53 seconds in the 6K run. He was followed by unattached runner Nick Hilton (17:41.61) — and then by eight of his teammates. Timothy McGowan, Bobby Hill and John McGowan rounded out the top 5.