July 20, 2024
No. 3 Men’s Volleyball Opens Road Trip with Sweep at Concordia Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. – Penn Condition men’s volleyball is off to its very best start off in 14 many years following bettering to 14-1 overall with a 3- (25-19, 40-38, 25-20) earn at Concordia University Irvine on Saturday. The Nittany Lions won their eighth consecutive match.
 
The Golden Eagles dropped to 5-12 general. It was just the 2nd meeting in the all-time series concerning the teams. The Lions gained the only other matchup in 2013.
 
The 78 points scored in between the two groups in the second established ended up the most in a Penn Point out match because 2005 when the Lions gained by a 40-38 rating in the fourth set at Hawaii.
 
Cole Bogner posted a double-double in the acquire with 45 helps and 10 digs. He included three kills on his 4 attacks. Bogner recorded 40 or much more assists for the eighth time this season. Just one particular of those matches went five sets.
 
Toby Ezeonu, who entered the match leading the nation in hitting share, attained 10 kills on .500 hitting. Cal Fisher led the crew with 12 kills and hit .381, while Michal Kowal also arrived at double-digits with 11 kills. Jack Shampine, Brett Wildman, and Owen Rose chipped in with 5 kills apiece.
 
Penn Point out completed with 41 digs and 11 blocks even though keeping CUI to .061 hitting. Kowal and Ryan Merk experienced 8 digs apiece, even though Fisher tallied 7. Rose paced the Lions in blocks with seven.
 
The Lions did a excellent occupation in slowing down the Eagles’ star participant, Uriel Batista. He entered the match ranking next in the country in both of those kills/set and details/set. He managed 7 kills and had 7 errors on his 39 attacks.
 
Established 1
Bogner racked up 14 assists to lead Penn State to a 25-19 get in the opening set. Five of them went to Fisher, while 4 other folks went to Kowal. Bogner and Kowal each individual experienced 4 digs. The Lions pulled absent with a 5- run that put them up 16-10. Kowal had 4 straight points himself for the duration of that extend with a few kills and a solo block.
 
Set 2
Ezeonu and Fisher each and every experienced 7 kills in the marathon second established. The serve was not there for Penn Point out, but right after going down 26-25, the Lions ended up capable to aspect out on their future 13 odds. They at some point went up 2- in the match many thanks to a solo stuff by Rose. Irrespective of the shut rating, CUI experienced just two chances at established place. Bogner piled up an awesome 22 assists in the established and led the group with 6 digs. Merk included 5 digs.
 
Established 3
Penn Condition built the 3rd established a lot less dramatic as Shampine took over with five kills on 8 swings to help the Lions clinch the match with a 25-20 acquire. Kowal strike .600 with four kills and extra 3 digs in the set. Rose experienced four blocks.
Up Up coming
No. 3 Penn Condition performs at No. 6 UC Irvine on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. The Anteaters are 10-5 all round subsequent a 3- win around No. 10 Stanford on Saturday.