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Nov. 4, 2017

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University Park, Pa. – The No. 1 Penn State Nittany Lions made quick work of the visiting Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Senior Night, as the Nittany Lions took the match, 3-0; 25-9, 25-9, 25-12.

Prior to the match, Penn State honored eight seniors in Abby Detering, Ali Frantti, Jen Halterman, Simone Lee, Lainy Pierce, Clare Powers, Heidi Thelen, and Haleigh Washington.

In the opening set, the Nittany Lions set the tone for the match, hitting .737 with 16 kills as a team. Penn State also finished with four aces in the set.

Penn State finished the match with 12 aces, second-most in a 3-set match in the 25-point rally scoring era.

Haleigh Washington (Colorado Springs, Co.) led the match with 12 kills, on a .733 clip. She also added a match-best five blocks, including two solos.

Fellow middle blocker, Tori Gorrell (Oakville, Ontario) followed with seven kills on a clip of .667. She added two blocks.

Abby Detering (Mentor, Ohio) finished the match with 11 assists, five kills, hitting .667, and added three aces and two blocks.

Bryanna Weiskircher (Rockford, Ill.) dished out a match-high 18 assists, adding five digs and a block.

In just one set, Clare Powers (Aptos, Calif.) put down four kills on four attempts, hitting 1.000. She also added one ace and one dig.

Heidi Thelen (Edgewood, Ky.) also hit 1.000, putting down three kills on three swings. She added two blocks and three digs.

Simone Lee (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) put down six kills and added three aces and three digs.

The Nittany Lions hit .567 as a team, putting down 42 kills while holding the visitors to just .056 hitting.

The Penn State Nittany Lions will take the show on the road as they head to Iowa for a 9 p.m. ET match in Iowa City on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The match will be on the Big Ten Network.




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