No. 5 Men's Volleyball Opens Home Slate Friday at Rec Hall
Feb. 2, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The fifth-ranked Penn State men's volleyball team (4-1) opens its home slate this weekend at Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions host Mount Olive at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 before welcoming Cal-Baptist on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Ohio State will also be in town playing at 5 p.m. both days.
Tickets are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY. They are $8 for adults and $5 for youth and groups. Group tickets can be purchased in advance for a discounted rate of $4.
Fans are encouraged to participate in an EIVA Rallies silent auction, which will be located on the west mezzanine area beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. Bids will be accepted through the second match Friday evening. All proceeds benefit the Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute. Items include autographed volleyballs, an autographed women's basketball, autographed posters from wrestling and men's basketball and a Penn State men's volleyball jersey.
Nittany Lion Preview
Three Nittany Lions registered 3.50 kills per set or better with redshirt freshman Nick Goodell (Ambridge, Pa.) leading the way with 3.86. Sophomore Peter Russell (Ellicott City, Md.) had 3.83 kills per set, while redshirt senior Joe Sunder (Greensburg, Pa.) had 3.50 kills per set. Redshirt senior setter Edgardo Goas (San Juan, Puerto Rico) paced the offense with 13.50 assists per set, while Sunder was strong defensively with 1.88 digs per set. Freshman Aaron Russell (Ellicott City, Md.) led the team in blocking with 1.25 blocks per set.
For the weekend, Penn State hit .377 and averaged 14.75 kills per set, 14.12 assists per set, 1.50 aces per set, 8.12 digs per set and 2.31 blocks per set.
Penn State vs. Mount Olive
Scouting the Trojans
Penn State vs. Cal-Baptist
Scouting the Lancers
For more information on the Penn State men's volleyball team, please visit GoPSUsports.com. The Penn State men's volleyball 2012 season is presented by Rockvale Outlets.