Penn State Men's Volleyball Falls to Shanghai In Three Games
HONOLULU - Shanghai Oriental hit a blistering .494 and got a match-high 20 kills from Tang Miao to record its second straight set sweep in as many days, defeating No. 4 Penn State, 30-28, 30-24, 30-18, in day two of the 9th Annual Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Invitational at the University of Hawaii.
The match is considered an exhibition match and therefore does not count against Penn State's official NCAA record.
Miao, a 6-foot-8 opposite hitter from the Chinese National Team, enjoyed his second outstanding performance of the tournament, leading all attackers in kills while committing just two attack errors in 31 swings. Miao opened his Outrigger Tournament with 15 kills in Shanghai's sweep of Ball State yesterday.
Wang ZhiTeng had 11 kills in 19 attempts for Shanghai.
Penn State's Richard Schneider surprised with a team-high 11 kills on 15 swings to spark the Nittany Lion attack. Schneider, a 6-foot-8 junior from Virginia Beach, Va., was limited to just one kill and one attack in last night's loss to host Hawaii.
The fourth-ranked Nittany Lions will meet 2002 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association champion Ball State tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Shanghai Oriental will face the host Warriors in the final match of the tournament tomorrow.