Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Saturday:
Track & field
State College grad Bryce Williams breaks record
UNIVERSITY PARK State College grad Bryce Williams set a Penn State record Saturday in the triple jump with a distance of 53 feet, 3 1/2 inches at the Nittany Lion Challenge on the Ashenfelter Indoor Track.
“Breaking a school record feels great,” Williams told GoPSUSports. “I have really been working hard for it. I’ve just been thinking about it and training for it pretty much since the end of the last track season.”
Penn State’s Dave Lucas also set a school record in the 35-pound weight throw at 70-7 1/4.
Nittany Lions finish 1st weekend with 2 wins
UNIVERSITY PARK No. 9 Penn State finished off a perfect opening weekend to its season with a 25-20, 25-9, 25-15 sweep of Alderson-Broaddus at Rec Hall.
The Nittany Lions (2-0) hit an efficient .527, with no unforced hitting errors. Aidan Albrecht and Cal Mende shared the lead with eight kills apiece, with Mende adding four blocks and Kevin Gear posting five stuffs. Royce Clemens picked up six digs and Luke Braswell gave out 30 assists. The Lions also delivered seven aces, with two each from Mende, Jalen Penrose and Matt McLaren.
Alderson-Broaddus, a Division II school in West Virginia, won the blocking battle 6.5-5 for the Lions’ only hitting errors of the match.
Penn State heads west to visit No. 3 UCLA on Thursday.
WENTZVILLE, Mo. Penn State outshot Lindenwood by a 41-21 margin, but it wasn’t enough in the Nittany Lions’ 4-1 loss to split the weekend series.
Lindenwood goalie Jolene deBruyn made 40 saves in the win. The Nittany Lions’ Natalie Heising scored her team’s only goal.
Penn State will next take on Syracuse at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at home.
Nebraska squeaks by PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK Briannah Tsang paced Penn State by winning the all-around (39.425), but Nebraska still edged out the Nittany Lions by the narrowest of scores — 195.550-195.050.
Tsang and teammate Alissa Bonsall both tied for the uneven parallel bars title (9.90), while Tsang also won the floor exercise (9.90).
The Nittany Lions will look to rebound Friday against Maryland on the road.
Penn State shines at Open
WEST POINT, N.Y. The Nittany Lions took home four individual event victories, thanks to Brennan Pantazis (floor exercise, parallel bars), Michael Burns (high bars) and Stephen Nedoroscik (pommel horse).
They’ll next take on Army at 4 p.m. Saturday inside Rec Hall.
PSU drops 2
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Penn State couldn’t make the most out of a tri-meet against Navy and North Carolina, losing to both teams — 189-111 to Navy and 190-105 to UNC.
Freshman Jacob Deckman nearly placed first in the 200 butterfly, but fell just shy with a personal-best time of 1 minute, 50.99 seconds.
Nittany Lions split
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Behind a solid effort from freshman Camryn Barry, who finished first in the 500 freestyle, the Nittany Lions beat Navy 181-118 while losing to North Carolina 200-91.
Barry had a time of 4 minutes, 53.63 seconds. She also placed fourth in the 200 freestyle.