Penn State Hosts Oklahoma in NCAA Regional at Rec Hall
Dec. 9, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The eighth-ranked and fourth-seeded Penn State women's volleyball team (28-5) hosts Oklahoma (23-10) in the NCAA Regional Semifinals on Dec. 10 at Rec Hall. Action begins at 5 p.m. with a matchup between Missouri (22-10) and Duke (26-6) with Penn State meeting the Sooners at 7 p.m.
Live stats and live video will be available via links at GoPSUsports.com.
ALL SESSION tickets for the University Park Regional on Dec. 10-11 are also on sale NOW. They MUST also be purchased in advance at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office or by calling 814-865-5555. All session tickets are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students with a valid college or university ID and $8 for groups of 20 or more. SINGLE SESSION tickets for the University Park Regional will only be available at Rec Hall on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, and are $10 for adults, $7 for youth and students and $5 for groups. The first 300 students with a valid Penn State ID get in free.
Nittany Lion Preview
The Nittany Lions improved to 28-5 overall after sweeping both Niagara and Virginia Tech in the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 3-4. So far in 2010, three Nittany Lions are averaging 2.68 kills per set or more, including senior Blair Brown who leads the team with 4.10 kills per set. Freshman Deja McClendon is not far behind with 3.34 kills per set and senior Arielle Wilson is averaging 2.68 kills per set. Sophomore Kristin Carpenter has been the primary setter this season, averaging 11.29 assists per set. She has guided three of her primary hitters to a .318 hitting percentage or better. Senior libero Alyssa D'Errico has a team-high 4.09 digs per set, while there are three middle hitters averaging at least 1.12 blocks per set including Wilson (1.12 bps), senior Fatima Balza (1.34 bps) and freshman Katie Slay (1.58 bps).
Penn State vs. Oklahoma
Penn State is 1-0 against the Sooners. The Nittany Lions took on the Sooners in the Southwest Missouri Autumn Classic on Oct. 3, 1981. Penn State won, 2-0 (15-2, 15-3).
Scouting the Sooners
The Series vs. Possible Regional Final Opponents
Penn State Recap
For more information on the Penn State women's volleyball team, please visit GoPSUsports.com. The Penn State women's volleyball 2010 season is presented by Rockvale Outlets and The Outlets at Hershey.