No. 1 Women's Volleyball Squares Off Against No. 3 Hawaii in NCAA Semifinal
Dec. 15, 2009
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The top-ranked Penn State women's volleyball team makes a return trip to the state of Florida on Thursday, Dec. 17 when it takes on No. 3 Hawaii in the NCAA National Semifinal. Action is set to begin at 9 p.m. in Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum.
Livestats will be available at GoPSUsports.com and the match will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Fans can listen to the match with Dean DeVore and Craig Dyer on Newsradio 103 WRSC-FM (103.1FM) in State College and surrounding areas and around the world for free on GoPSUsports.com. Airtime Thursday night is 8:30 p.m. and will include extensive pre- and post-match interviews with head coach Russ Rose, assistant coach Dennis Hohenshelt and select players. You will be able to email comments and questions during the broadcast to Dean and Craig at PSUVolleyball@gmail.com. In addition, fans can follow the Nittany Lions' trip to Tampa on Twitter, by following @PSUVolleyball or Susanpsusports.
Penn State Preview
Penn State attacked at a combined .402 clip in matches against the Gators and the Golden Bears. The Lions averaged 15.83 kills per set, 15.00 assists per set, 1.67 aces per set, 15.83 digs per set and 2.67 blocks per set. Senior Megan Hodge, the Gainesville Regional Most Outstanding Player, led the team with 5.67 kps, while senior setter Alisha Glass had 13.33 assists per set. Junior Alyssa D'Errico averaged a team-best 1.00 aces per set and 3.67 digs per set. Junior Fatima Balza was a wall at the net with a 1.50 blocks per set average.
The Nittany Lions extended their NCAA-record winning streak to 100 consecutive matches. Their Big Ten winning streak is at 65 after the completion of the regular season and the Nittany Lions aim to extend it in 2010. Penn State's home-match winning streak currently stands at 74 and their road-match winning streak is at 49. Penn State has also won 16-straight NCAA Tournament matches dating back to the start of the 2007 NCAA Tournament.
Scouting the Rainbow Wahine
Penn State vs. Hawai'i
The Series vs. Possible National Championship Opponents
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.