Women's Volleyball Hosts Indiana and Purdue
Oct. 22, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The No. 1 Penn State women's volleyball looks to extend its home match winning streak this weekend when it hosts Indiana and Purdue. Penn State's match within Indiana is set for Friday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m., while the Nittany Lions will meet the Boilermakers on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.
Penn State's match with Indiana will be broadcast live on ESPNU and its match with Purdue will be taped and aired on the Big Ten Network on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 p.m. Live audio will be available courtesy of Penn State All Access on GoPSUsports.com. Live stats will also be available. The first 250 students through the student gate on Friday will receive a Code Blue t-shirt and a free slice of pizza. All fans are encouraged to wear blue. On Saturday, the first 250 students will receive a free pink women's volleyball throwback t-shirt.
Nittany Lion Preview
The Nittany Lions attacked at a combined .421 clip, including a Big Ten best .519 against the Spartans. Penn State averaged 14.00 kills per set, 12.75 assists per set, 0.25 aces per set, 10.50 digs per set and 3.38 blocks per set. Senior Megan Hodge led the squad totaling 37 kills (4.62 kps) and senior setter Alisha Glass posted 90 assists (11.25 aps). Junior Arielle Wilson, who was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 19, totaled 25 kills (3.12 kps) while attacking at a smoking .706 clip. She also led the squad with 15 total blocks (1.88). Junior libero Alyssa D'Errico led the team with 27 digs (3.38) and had two aces.
The Nittany Lions have extended their NCAA-record winning streak to 84 consecutive matches. The squad also extended their Big Ten winning streak to 53 straight matches and sit atop the all-time Big Ten consecutive wins list. The Nittany Lions own the top three spots.
Scouting the Hoosiers
The Series: Penn State vs. Indiana
Scouting the Boilermakers
The Series: Penn State vs. Purdue