No. 1 Women's Volleyball Takes on No. 5 Oregon in NCAA Semifinal
Dec. 11, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The No. 1 seed Penn State women's volleyball team (33-2) heads to Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, Dec. 13 to take on fifth-seeded Oregon (29-4) in the NCAA National Semifinal. Action is set for 9 p.m. in Louisville's KFC Yum! Center.
Live stats will be available at GoPSUsports.com and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Fans can listen to the match with Dean DeVore, Brian Tripp and former Nittany Lion Kate Price on WRSC-FM 103.1 and WRSC 1930 AM in State College and surrounding areas, and around the world for free on GoPSUsports.com.
Nittany Lion Preview
Penn State improved to 33-2 after a 3-0 sweep of No. 16 Kentucky and a 3-1 win against No. 8 Minnesota in the NCAA Regional Championship. Junior Ariel Scott (Ridgewood, N.J.) had a team-high 5.14 kills per set on .357 hitting. Junior Deja McClendon (Louisville, Ky.) was second on the team with 3.14 kills per set. Sophomore Micha Hancock (Edmond, Okla.) dished out 10.57 assists per set, 2.86 digs per set and 1.00 aces per set. Sophomore Dominique Gonzalez (San Antonio, Texas) averaged 4.57 digs per set, while both McClendon and sophomore Nia Grant (Warren, Ohio) had 1.00 blocks per set each.
For the weekend, the Nittany Lions hit .261 and averaged 14.14 kills, 13.14 assists, 1.54 aces, 16.43 digs and 3.00 blocks per set.
Penn State vs. Oregon
Penn State owns a 1-1 record against the Ducks. The Nittany Lions first met Oregon on Sept. 21, 1985 and earned a 3-0 sweep. The Ducks visited Rec Hall on Aug. 26, 2011 to open the 2011 season and handed PSU a 3-1 setback and ending the Nittany Lions' 94 consecutive home match winning streak.
Last Two Meetings
Scouting the Ducks
The series vs. Possible Second Round Opponents
Penn State vs. Michigan
For more information on the Penn State women's volleyball team, please visit GoPSUsports.com. The Penn State women's volleyball 2012 season is presented by Rockvale Outlets.