Big Ten opening night was one of lopsided victories, as 8th-ranked Minnesota shocked 7th-ranked Penn State in straight sets and 3rd-ranked Wisconsin showed out with a sweep of Ohio State.
In a match filled with young talent, Minnesota senior setter Samantha Seliger-Swenson pushed the 8th-ranked Gophers to a sweep of #7 Penn State.
The Penn State women’s volleyball team heads to Palo Alto, California for the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge hosted by Stanford on September 7-8.
Stanford plays host to the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge featuring Minnesota, Penn State and Oregon.
Perennial power Penn State is a national championship contender year in and year out, and despite its youth, 2018 is no different.
Tori Gorrell is one of seven returning Nittany Lions for the Nittany Lions, who play eight total matches against teams in last year’s Sweet 16.
Junior outside hitter Mikaela Foecke just missed a 20-20 effort with 19 kills and 19 digs to pace No. 5 seed Nebraska to a five-set win over No. 1 Penn State and send the Huskers to Saturday’s national title match.
No. 1 Penn State used an efficient offense to move past unseeded Missouri in a sweep on Friday afternoon to earn its eighth NCAA Elite Eight appearance since 2006.
Penn State is the lone team of the four in the University Park regional to make it to the Elite Eight or further in the last five years. Illinois last advanced past the Sweet 16 in 2011, while Missouri and Michigan State last made the regional finals in 2005 and 1996 respectively.
Seniors Haleigh Washington and Simone Lee led No. 1 Penn State to a four-set road win over No. 7 Minnesota to clinch the Nittany Lions a share of the Big Ten title.