July 20, 2024
No. 3 Men’s Volleyball Clinches EIVA Regular Season Title with Sweep at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. – No. 3 Penn Condition men’s volleyball clinched its third-straight EIVA common period title with a 3- (25-20, 25-17, 25-20) acquire at George Mason on Saturday. The Nittany Lions head back again to Delighted Valley with a history of 22-3 total and 8- in the conference, although the Patriots dipped to 10-14, 2-6.
With the normal time title, Penn Point out secured hosting rights for the 2023 EIVA Match. The celebration will be held at Rec Hall on April 19, 20, 22. The Lions will be the major seed and will start the event in the semifinal round on the 20th.
Cal Fisher had a further major match for Penn State, hitting .591 with 14 kills. Michal Kowal was correct at the rear of him with 13 kills on .440 hitting and added eight digs. They paced the offensive attack as the workforce hit .386 powering 35 assists from Cole Bogner. Owen Rose and Michael Valenzi chipped in with six and five kills, respectively.
George Mason was held to .117 hitting. Ryan Merk completed with a staff-significant 10 digs and was a fantastic 11-for-11 on provide reception. Toby Ezeonu was in on four of the team’s eight blocks. Bogner and Rose experienced a few blocks apiece.
Omar Hoyos had 11 kills to lead the Patriots in the category for the second night time in a row. Paul Wyszynski did his section with seven digs.
Penn Point out has won 26 consecutive EIVA frequent period matches. The Lions have received 25 straight sets for the duration of that stretch.
Set 1
Fisher dominated the opening set, hitting .778 with seven kills and two blocks to guide Penn State to a 25-20 win. Kowal created it a one particular-two punch for the Lions, hitting .400 with 5 kills and three digs. The Lions pulled absent with a 6- operate to go up 18-12. Fisher had two kills for the duration of the operate and teamed up with Rose on a pair of blocks.
Set 2
Penn Condition by no means trailed right after heading up 2-1 as it rolled to a 25-17 earn in the next established. The Lions led by as significantly as nine at many factors in the course of the established. Bogner distributed his 10 helps to a lot of players as Fisher tallied a few kills and Valenzi, Rose, and Kowal experienced two apiece.
Set 3
It was Kowal’s change to choose more than in the final established, hitting .667 with 6 kills to lead Penn Condition to a 25-20 get. Fisher experienced 4 kills, even though Rose recorded a few on three swings. The Lions strike .419 guiding an impressive 15 assists from Bogner. Valenzi came by way of with back-to-back aces, which arrived through a 3- run that put the Lions up 13-8. George Mason later on fought off two Penn State makes an attempt at match point prior to Valenzi completed off the sweep with a eliminate.
Up Next
Penn State closes the standard time with home EIVA matches in opposition to Charleston (WV) on April 14-15.