Penn State Hosts 2012 EIVA Championship
April 25, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The eighth-ranked Penn State men's volleyball team (21-5) is once again serving as the host of the EIVA Championship on Thursday, April 26 and Saturday, April 28. The top-seeded Nittany Lions are set to take on No. 4 seed Princeton at 8 p.m. in the EIVA Semifinals. No. 2 seed Harvard faces third-seeded George Mason in the earlier match at 5:30 p.m. The winners of each of the EIVA Semifinals will meet in the EIVA Championship match on Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall.
Tickets are on sale for the EIVA Championship. Tickets for the EIVA Championship are $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Students with a valid ID from a participating school are free. For groups of 15 or more tickets are $4 if purchased in advance and $5 at the door. To purchase via phone, please call 1-800-NITTANY or visit the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office during normal business hours.
All three matches will be streamed live on GoPSUsports.com through Penn State All-Access. Live stats will also be available for each match at GoPSUsports.com.
Nittany Lion Preview
In Penn State's final regular season match against Saint Francis, redshirt senior Joe Sunder (Greensburg, Pa.) averaged 4.00 kills per set, while redshirt senior Edgardo Goas (San Juan, Puerto Rico) dished out 9.33 assists per set. Goas also tied for first on the team with 1.00 aces per set and was second among the Nittany Lions with 2.67 digs per set. Redshirt freshman Connor Curry (Newport Beach, Calif.) recorded 3.33 digs per set, while both junior Ian Hendries (Cardiff, Calif.) and Sunder posted 1.00 blocks per set.
For the weekend Penn State hit .283 and averaged 14.33 kills per set, 13.67 assists per set, 3.33 aces per set, 12.33 digs per set and 2.17 blocks per set.
Penn State vs. Princeton
Scouting the Tigers
Penn State vs. Potential EIVA Championship Opponents
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.
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