Wrapping up Saturday’s action in Penn State sports —that didn’t involve the Nittany Lion football team:
Penn State stuffs Maryland in sweep
The Penn State women’s volleyball team put up yet another dominating blocking performance in a sweep of Maryland on Saturday night.
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Led by Haleigh Washington’s 11 kills and seven blocks, the No. 3 Nittany Lions prevailed 25-17, 25-11, 25-23.
Penn State (15-1, 5-1) put up 12 blocks to the Terrapins’ four, and netted a 29-8 block advantage for the weekend with a five-set win at Ohio State on Friday.
Simone Lee posted 10 kills and four blocks, Ali Frantti recorded four aces and 12 digs and the offense hit .301 led by 18 assists from Bryanna Weiskircher and 14 from Abby Detering.
Erika Pritchard and Gia Milana had nine kills apiece for the Terps (13-5, 2-4).
Penn State hosts No. 14 Michigan State on Friday at Rec Hall.
Nittany Lions edge Bears
COLUMBUS, Ohio No. 5 Penn State held off California 2-1 at Ohio State’s Buckeye Varsity Field.
Shay Cannon scored early for the Nittany Lions (12-2), and Moira Putsch set up Katie Dembrowski early in the second half as the Lions held an 18-9 advantage in shots.
Femke Delissen scored for the Bears (7-4) in the second half. Jenny Rizzo made three saves, with two more from Skyler Fretz to preserve the win. Fretz, a senior back, has seven saves this season to help the defensive effort.
Penn State visits Maryland on Oct. 15 for its next match.
No. 1 Hoosiers blank Nittany Lions
UNIVERSITY PARK Penn State’s offensive struggles continued Saturday night at Jeffrey Field, falling 1-0 to No. 1 Indiana.
Spencer Glass headed in the night’s lone score, set up by Cory Thomas, 20:06 into the game. The Hoosiers (10-0-2, 3-0-2 Big Ten) poured on the offense all night with a 24-6 advantage in shots, with Josh Levine making 11 saves to give the Nittany Lions (2-7-2, 0-5) a chance.
Trey Muse made three saves for the shutout, the sixth suffered by Penn State this season. The Lions have scored one goal in five Big Ten matches this season.
Women’s ice hockey
Penn State skates to tie with Union
UNIVERSITY PARK Katie Rankin’s third-period goal helped Penn State to a 1-1 tie with Union on Saturday afternoon at Pegula Ice Arena.
Bella Sutton and Brooke Madsen assisted on Rankin’s first goal of the season.
Helen Markovic netted a power play goal in the second period for the Dutchwomen.
Daniela Paniccia made 20 saves for the Nittany Lions (1-2-1), who host defending national champion Clarkson on Oct. 13-14.
PSU stays in hunt in Kentucky
LEXINGTON, Ky. Penn State dropped into third place but is just eight strokes off the pace after two rounds of the Bettie Lou Evans Invitational at Kentucky’s Big Blue Course.
The Nittany Lions carded a 10-over round Saturday for a 16-over 880 total. Notre Dame leads at 8 over and Wisconsin, which shared second place with the Lions, is at 12 over.
Lauren Waller, who was tied for the lead at 5 under, shot a 77 Saturday but is still pacing Penn State at even-par 216, tied for fourth. She is five strokes ahead of teammate Madelein Herr and eight ahead of Cara Basso and Jackie Rogowicz heading into Sunday’s final round.