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No. 13 Women's Volleyball Sweep Illinois

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University Park, Pennsylvania – The No. 13 Pennsylvania State Women’s Volleyball ended the weekend on a high note with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-19) win over Illinois at Wreck Hall on Sunday afternoon. The Lions improved his record to 14-3 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten, but the Illini fell to his 8-8 and 3-3 B1G.

Penn State’s win came against a team from Illinois who won the vote in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll. The Illini’s last two Big Ten losses came in five sets each to then-No. 5 Purdue and his No. 8 Wisconsin.

freshman Alexa Markley had a breakout match at Penn State, recording a career-high 10 kills while hitting .that’s all Kashona Williams There were more kills for the Lions. She was on her 15, and in four straight games she had 15 or more kills. Allie Holland 8 kills, 5 blocks, and 3 digs for a .727.

setter Celesa Elisaia 714 with 6 kills along with 35 assists and 6 digs. She led the Lions to a . 343 batting average in her final set.

That final set showcases the balanced offense Penn State has employed throughout the game and most of this season.Elisaiah, Markley and Williams each have 4 kills, Holland and Katie Clark Each contributed three.

Clark made the most of his chances, entering the game in the second set following a Penn State injury. She finished with 4 kills and 1 block.

Maddie Vilinovic When Angelina Starck They led the effort in the back row, recording 12 and 11 digs respectively. Bilinovic added his 7 assists.

Penn State used big runs in each of the first two sets to win. The Lions trailed 8-7 before scoring his seventh straight point in the first set. Holland and Markley accelerated their runs, with Holland getting two kills and a solo block and Markley scoring three kills.

The Lions used a 5-0 run in the second set to break a 16-16 draw. Williams closed out the run with two kills in the stretch, Holland and Markley each with one, and Starck with an ace.

162 batting average in the game. Brooke Mosher led the Illini with 11 kills and 5 digs. Raina Terry got her 9 kills.

Penn State has won five of its last six meetings, improving to 50-12 in the best series ever against Illinois. The Lions are 28-4 against the Illini at Wreck Hall.

Penn State’s next game is a road match against a Top 10 team for the third consecutive week. The Lions will face No. 3 Nebraska on Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET in a game that will be broadcast live on B1G Network. After that, they travel to Iowa for a game against the Hawkeyes on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Nebraska is 14-1 overall and 6-0 in the Big Ten this week after a 3-0 win over Michigan State and Michigan. Iowa went 7-10 overall and 1-5 in the conference with a 3-2 win over Indiana.