Checking on Saturday’s action in Penn State sports — that doesn’t appear elsewhere in the CDT:
Penn State earns 2 wins as Big Ten schedule looms
The Penn State women’s volleyball team posted a pair of wins Saturday to wrap up an undefeated weekend and close its non-conference schedule with a perfect record.
The No. 2 Nittany Lions swept Ohio 25-15, 25-15, 25-19 Saturday afternoon at Rec Hall, following a 25-16, 25-11, 25-11 win over Wake Forest in the morning.
In the early match, Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington each had near-perfect hitting performances. Lee put down 10 kills with one error on her 11 swings to hit .818, with the senior adding five aces. Washington had eight kills on nine attempts to hit .889, adding seven blocks. Bryanna Weiskircher gave out 24 assists as the offense had a .500 hitting day, making just eight errors. The Nittany Lions also served up eight aces and held an 11-3 advantage in blocks.
Against the Bobcats, Lee was again efficient with a dozen kills on .500 hitting, while Washington added nine kills, three aces and four blocks. Weiskircher gave out 38 assists, Kendall White had 12 digs and Ali Frantti picked up 10 digs, and the Nittany Lions hit .395.
Penn State (10-0) opens Big Ten play Friday, hosting No. 10 Nebraska.
Penn State 6th at Duke tournament
DURHAM, N.C. Penn State is in sixth place after the first two rounds of the Rod Myers Invitational on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions collected a 1-under 575 total on the 7,154-yard Duke University Golf Club course. Wake Forest leads the 12-team tournament at 18-under 558.
Charles Huntzinger leads the way at 4 under, opening with a 5-under 67 in the morning round, to tie for sixth. He is seven strokes behind leader Norman Xiong of Oregon.
Following Huntzinger for the Nittany Lions are Cole Miller (tie-26, 145), Ryan Davis (tie-31, 146), and JD Hughes and Ryan Dornes (tie-50, 149).