No. 4 Penn State sweeps Indiana
The No.4 Penn State women’s volleyball swept Indiana, 3-0

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The No. 4 Penn State women’s volleyball team swept Indiana for their Dig Pink match, 3-0; 25-18, 25-19, 25-18, on Friday evening in Big Ten action, to move to 18-3, 9-2 on the season.

Penn State has partnered with the Side-Out Foundation for their annual Dig Pink match. Penn State, who wore pink uniforms for the first time in program history, auctioned off the game worn uniforms and raffled off select youth-sized pink uniforms with the proceeds going towards the Nittany Lions’ Dig Pink® Campaign goal of $5,000. If fans were unable to attend, donations to the Penn State women’s volleyball campaign can be made HERE

Freshman Gabby Blossom earned her first start in her career, and orchestrated the offense to a .297 hitting percentage and dishing out a career-high 41 assists. She recorded her first career double-double by scooping up a career-high 12 digs and added two blocks, two kills and an ace. ­­­

Junior libero Kendall White scooped up a match-high 19 digs, moving her into sole possession of seventh place on the Penn State career digs list at 1,281. She moved up two places, passing Michelle Jaworski (1,265; 1987-90) and Salima Davidson (1,278; 1991-94).

Offensively, freshman Jonni Parker led the match with 16 kills, hitting .250 while taking a bulk of the Nittany Lions’ attempts. She added eight digs, two blocks and an assist.

Redshirt senior Nia Reed was also in double-digits with 12 kills, while hitting .310 on the evening. She added two blocks and a dig.

The middle blocker pairing of redshirt junior Tori Gorrell and freshman Kaitlyn Hord combined for 11 kills, with Gorrell putting down five kills on .364. Hord finished with a 7-0-9 hitting line for .778. Hord added three blocks, and Gorrell added two solo blocks.

On the match, Penn State put down 48 kills for the match, including 22 kills in the third set along. They also held Indiana to just .131 hitting on the match.

Penn State returns to action on Saturday evening at 8 p.m. as they host the No. 17 Purdue Boilermakers.