Hodge, Glass Make Impact on U.S. Women's National Team

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Senior Megan Hodge

Senior Megan Hodge

Feb. 3, 2010

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's volleyball seniors Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) and Alisha Glass (Leland, Mich.) competed with the U.S. Women's National Team on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in a training trip to China. The Evergrande Volleyball Club dealt Team USA a 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-19) loss in an exhibition match in Guangzhou Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China.

Hodge led the U.S. women with 15 points all on kills, as well as nine digs. Glass contributed a kill, block and an ace as the starting setter. Head coach Hugh McCutcheon started Hodge at outside hitter.

The Penn State pair competed against former Nittany Lion Christa Harmotto who is one of two members of the U.S. Women's National Team on the Evergrande roster. Harmotto tallied 10 points in the match. She had seven kills on 13 swings with two errors on .385 hitting and put up three blocks.

Glass and Hodge guided the Nittany Lion women's volleyball team to an unprecedented third straight NCAA title in 2009, while Harmotto was part of the 2007 and 2008 championship teams. Glass and Hodge finished their Penn State careers with a 142-5 win/loss record at Penn State to be the winningest graduating class in program history.

For more information and up to date news on the U.S. National team, fans can visit USAVolleyball.org.

For more information on the Penn State women's volleyball team, please visit www.GoPSUsports.com. The Penn State women's volleyball 2009 season is presented by Rockvale Outlets and The Outlets at Hershey.

 

 

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