The Penn State women’s volleyball team is someplace the program has not been in nearly three decades.
With a 25-17, 25-14, 25-22 sweep by No. 1 Nebraska, the No. 15 Nittany Lions suffered their ninth loss of the season, the first time since 1987 the team had suffered that many setbacks in a year.
Ali Frantti’s seven kills and six each for Haleigh Washington and Simone Lee paced the Nittany Lions (19-9, 11-6 Big Ten). Washington and Heidi Thelen each posted three blocks, Kendall White picked up 18 digs and the setting duties were split between Abby Detering (15 assists) and Bryanna Weiskircher (12 assists). The offense was held to .065 hitting, making 21 errors.
Andie Malloy’s 11 kills, Mikaela Foecke’s 10 kills and four blocks, Amber Rolfzen’s five blocks and Kelly Hunter’s 36 assists and 15 digs led the Cornhuskers (25-1, 16-1). Nebraska led in kills (44-28), blocks (9-5) and digs (54-43).
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Penn State hosts Purdue on Saturday.