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Nov. 8, 2017

Final Stats



Carver-Hawkeye Arena | Iowa City, Iowa 


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IOWA CITY, Iowa – The No. 1 Penn State women’s volleyball team took down Iowa, 3-0; 25-10, 25-17, 25-12, in midweek Big Ten Action on Wednesday evening in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Simone Lee (Menomonee Falls, Wis.) led the way for Penn State as she tallied 16 kills on a .429 hitting percentage. She also scooped up 15 digs, adding three blocks and two aces.

Fellow outside Ali Frantti (Spring Grove, Ill.) added eight kills, four digs and three blocks.

On the defensive side of things, Kendall White (Indianapolis, Ind.) added 15 digs for Penn State.

Haleigh Washington (Colorado Springs, Co.) finished with just four kills, but added five blocks in just three sets.

Abby Detering (Mentor, Ohio) had a well-rounded match, dishing out 20 assists, adding five kills, four digs, two aces and two blocks.

Bryanna Weiskircher (Rockford, Ill.) added 17 assists and three digs.

Lee dominated the opening set as she put down five kills and added eight digs. She also added two block. As a team, the Nittany Lions hit .353 in the opening set. They put down 14 kills, but also added 22 digs. Along with Lee’s eight, White added seven of her own digs. Penn State opened up the match with a 25-10 win.

In the second set, the Nittany Lions continued to feed Lee. She added eight kills in the set, and entered the break with a .500 hitting percentage. Lee also added another five digs in the set. Iowa showed more pushback in the second set, and forced a couple set points, before the Nittany Lions would put the set away, 25-17

The final set saw Frantti lead the way with five kills in the set as Penn State jumped out to a commanding lead, and refused to relinquish, taking the set, 25-12.

As a team, the Nittany Lions hit .350 for the match, and held the Hawkeyes to a .040 hitting percentage. Penn State also out-blocked Iowa, 11.0-5.0.

The Nittany Lions return home on Saturday, Nov. 11 for their Homecoming Weekend match versus Maryland at 7 p.m. in Rec Hall.




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