No. 6 Penn State Mení»s Volleyball Sweeps East Stroudsburg, 3-0
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa.; February 26, 2007 ĘC Sophomore Matt Anderson (West Seneca, N.Y.) pounded 17 kills as the sixth-ranked Penn State mení»s volleyball team swept East Stroudsburg (30-18, 30-21, 30-24) Monday night to improve to 9-2 overall and 5-0 in the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA).
In addition to Andersoní»s 17 kills, sophomore Max Holt (Cincinnati, Ohio) and freshman Max Lipsitz (Williamsville, N.Y.) each contributed 10 kills, with Lipsitzí» coming on .530 hitting. Senior Alex Gutor (Kiev, Ukraine) chipped in seven kills as senior Aaron Smith (Forest, Va.) posted five. As a team, Penn State attacked at a .340 clip.
Junior setter Luke Murray (East Petersburg, Pa.) directed the Nittany Lion offense and also led the defense with seven digs as senior libero Ryan Walthall (Irvine, Calif.) notched six digs and Smith contributed five.
Penn State recorded seven team blocks, led by Anderson and Holt with two each. Anderson also topped the team with three of its seven service aces as Smith provided two.
Penn State returns home on March 8-9 to host Rutgers-Newark and Mercyhurst before heading to California over spring break to face No. 3 UC Santa Barbara (Mar. 12), No. 2 UC Irvine (Mar. 14), NAIA-power Cal Baptist (Mar. 16) and No. 13 Long Beach State (Mar. 17).