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Today in Penn State sports: Oct. 21, 2017

Penn State’s Haleigh Washington went over 1,000 career kills in the Nittany Lions’ 3-0 sweep of Indiana on Saturday night.
Penn State’s Haleigh Washington went over 1,000 career kills in the Nittany Lions’ 3-0 sweep of Indiana on Saturday night. Centre Daily Times, file

Looking at Saturday’s action in Penn State sports:

Women’s volleyball

Washington cracks 1,000 career kills as No. 1 Nittany Lions roll

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The nation’s top women’s volleyball team registered a decisive win Saturday night to extend its win streak to nine straight.

No. 1 Penn State swept Indiana 25-21, 25-13, 25-15 behind 13 kills from Haleigh Washington, lifting her over 1,000 kills for her career.

The Nittany Lions (19-1, 9-1), who lead the nation in hitting, rocked the Hoosiers with a .507 hitting night, their third match this season hitting over .500. Leading the nation individually, Washington hit .800, making just one error on her 15 swings. Now with 1,009 for her career, Washington joins Simone Lee and Ali Frantti with 1,000 kills on this season’s team.

Lee added eight kills and Heidi Thelen had seven, Tori Gorrell posted five blocks, Abby Detering collected 17 assists and six digs, and Bryanna Weiskircher gave out 18 assists in directing the efficient offense.

Penn State returns to Rec Hall to host No. 9 Wisconsin on Wednesday.

Women’s ice hockey

PSU scores OT road win

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Katie Rankin’s overtime goal lifted Penn State to a 4-3 victory over Merrimack.

Rankin netted the winner 1:50 into the extra period, picking up a loose puck after a turnover for a breakaway to end the Nittany Lions’ four-game winless streak.

Penn State (2-5-1) trailed 3-2 until Bella Sutton’s score forced overtime. Natalie Heising and Kelsey Crow netted the other scores. Hannah Ehresmann made 29 saves in goal.

Jessica Bonfe, Paige Voight and Dominique Kremer scored for Merrimack (3-4-2).

The Nittany Lions host Robert Morris next Saturday.

Women’s golf

Nittany Lions sit atop leaderboard

REHOBOTH, Del. — Penn State shot 10-over as a team and is tied with Harvard for the lead of the Lady Blue Hen Invitational at Rehoboth Beach Country Club.

The Nittany Lions and Crimson are 24-over for the tournament and are seven strokes ahead of James Madison.

Jackie Rogowicz is the highest player on the leaderboard in fourth place. Rogowicz was 1-under on the day and 3-over for the tournament. She sits four strokes behind Harvard’s Belinda Hu, who is the overall leader.

Other Nittany Lions golfers included: Madelein Herr (seventh, 5-over), Cara Basso (10th, 7-over), Megan McLean (11th, 8-over), Lauren Waller (13th, 9-over) and Kamerine Taylor (26th, 13-over).

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