The No. 12 Penn State women’s volleyball returns home after a nine-match road trip to host Maryland and Ohio State in a weekend of Big Ten action.
Minnesota’s Alexis Hart and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Nebraska’s Lauren Stivrins, and Penn State’s Serena Gray and Kendall White earned Big Ten weekly honors for Week 5.
Ohio State earned the upset in 4 sets over 4th-ranked Penn State, while 8th-ranked Illinois fended off a feisty Indiana volleyball program in 5 sets to remain undefeated on the season. 5th-ranked Nebraska and 19th-ranked Michigan downed Michigan State and Iowa, 3-1, respectively to round out Big Ten opening week.
The Buckeyes have defeated the Nittany Lions twice now in the last 22 meetings dating back to the 2007 season. Both wins were earned in Columbus, Ohio.
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 Big Ten could make a case for being the best league in the nation with a strong 83 percent winning percentage (127-26), seven teams among the VolleyMob Top 25 and three undefeated teams, but the conference is still largely untested.
The No. 5 Penn State women’s volleyball team heads to the nation’s capital to take part in the American Volleyball Classic, co-hosted by American University and Howard University
Stanford knocks off Minnesota in four sets; Penn State rebounds to sweep Oregon.
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.
The No. 9 Nittany Lion women’s volleyball team is set to host the 2018 Penn State Invitational with Temple, Texas A&M and Indiana in attendance. PSU and Indiana will not play one another.