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Today in Penn State sports: Nov. 25, 2017

Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the Big Ten — from Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017:

Women’s volleyball

Penn State earns share of Big Ten title

MINNEAPOLIS The No. 1 Penn State women’s volleyball team earned a hard-fought 3-1 win over No. 8 Minnesota on Saturday to earn a share of the Big Ten championship.

The Nittany Lions and Cornhuskers both finished with identical one-loss conference records. PSU’s only loss this season came at the hands of Nebraska.

On Saturday, Penn State beat the Golden Gophers to split the conference title. The first-set marathon was filled drama, including 10 lead changes and the Lions fighting off three Gopher set points. Penn State won 29-27, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20.

Haleigh Washington paced PSU with 21 kills, while Ali Frantti turned in a team-high 17 digs.

The NCAA draw will be announced at 9 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU, with Penn State very likely getting one of the top seeds and having a good chance to host both the opening two rounds and a regional semifinal and final.

Women’s basketball

Lady Lions drop 2nd straight

LAS VEGAS Unfortunately for Penn State, what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas when it comes to the standings.

The Lady Lions dropped their second straight game Saturday, 70-65, to Kansas State at the South Point Shootout. PSU lost both of their games in the tournament, dropping a 71-59 decision to Louisiana Tech on Friday night.

Jaida Travascio-Green paced Penn State with 15 points and four assists Saturday. No other game details were made available as of press time.

Penn State (5-2) will look to rebound at home on 7 p.m. Thursday against Wake Forest.

Women’s hockey

PSU rallies for tie

STORRS, Conn. The Penn State women’s hockey team overcame a two-goal deficit Saturday to tie Yale 2-2 in the consolation game of the Nutmeg Classic at Freitas Ice Forum.

The Nittany Lions trailed Yale 2-0 heading into the final period, but Natalie Heising and Bella Sutton both scored — at the 6- and 18-minute marks, respectively — to force the game into a scoreless overtime.

Penn State out-shot the Bulldogs 38-18. Yale goalie Gianna Meloni made 36 saves, while Penn State’s Hannah Ehresmann made 16.

The Lions will next take on RIT on the road on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

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