July 20, 2024
No. 3 Men’s Volleyball Finishes Weekend Sweep of Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 3 Penn State men’s volleyball upped its EIVA standard season successful streak to 24 matches with a 3- (25-17, 29-27, 25-21) win at Harvard on Saturday. The Nittany Lions enhanced to 20-3 overall and are unbeaten at 6- in the conference, though the Crimson close the weekend at 7-13 all round and -6 in league enjoy.
Penn State’s hitting quantities weren’t up to its regular lofty normal, but the Lions produced up for it with their serving. They racked up 11 aces, like a career-superior four from Toby Ezeonu. Cal Fisher was suitable powering him with three aces, Brett Wildman had two, and Cole Bogner and Gabe Hartke contributed one apiece.
Michal Kowal wasn’t included significantly in the initially set with just a person eliminate on a few attacks but arrived alive in excess of the last two sets. He hit .500 with eight kills about the 2nd and 3rd sets to finish with nine kills on .467 hitting for the match.
Wildman also experienced nine kills to share the group higher with Kowal. Cal Fisher was next with 7, which he recorded in addition to his eight digs and two blocks. Owen Rose strike .500 with six kills, and Ezeonu chipped in with 5 kills.
Bogner tallied 30 assists to give him 3,846 for his vocation. He has a probability to turn into just the seventh player in system historical past to reach the 4,000-aid milestone.
Zach Berty paced Harvard with 9 kills and two aces. Kade McGovern had a good exhibiting with eight kills and nine digs.
Established 1
Rose had a few kills on a few swings and Wildman experienced three kills of his have to guide Penn Point out to a 25-17 get in the initially established. The aces started off early for the Lions with Ezeonu and Fisher serving for two apiece. Ezeonu’s two aces came back-to-back in the course of a 4- run that put the Lions up 18-12.
Set 2
Harvard gave Penn Condition all it could handle in the 2nd set, but 4 kills apiece from Kowal, Wildman, and Fisher, as well as a further four aces for the workforce helped the Lions get the 29-27 acquire. The four aces arrived from Bogner, Wildman, Ezeonu, and Fisher. Even with primary as late as 22-21, the Crimson by no means had a likelihood at established issue as they never regained the guide right after Ezeonu put the Lions up 23-22 with an ace. Adhering to a block by Wildman and Ezeonu, the Lions received the earn as Wildman came by with an ace on the team’s fifth prospect at set place.
Established 3
Penn Point out was down 16-15 in advance of likely on a 5- operate on its way to a 25-21 acquire in the remaining set. Gabe Hartke was on the line for a 4-point serving run throughout that extend, including an ace to put the Lions up 18-16. Kowal experienced 4 kills on .667 hitting in the set.
Career Highs
Toby Ezeonu – aces (4)

Up Up coming
Penn Condition continues EIVA enjoy with a pair of matches at George Mason on April 7-8.