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Penn State Athletics | October 18, 2014

No. 7 Penn State sweeps Indiana

  Saturday's sweep of Indiana was the Nittany Lions' 15th win in straight sets this season.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 7 Penn State (18-3, 6-2) earned its 15th straight set victory of the season with a 3-0 win (25-11, 25-19, 25-15) on the road at Indiana (12-8, 3-5) Saturday evening at University Gym.

Six Nittany Lions recorded five or more kills in the victory, led by junior Megan Courtney, who posted a team-high nine kills on .500 hitting, adding four digs and three blocks.

Senior Nia Grant and freshman Haleigh Washington finished close behind with eight kills apiece, hitting at least .700 or better. Grant also anchored the blocking unit with five blocks, while Washington finished tied for second with three.

Senior Micha Hancock directed the offense to a .500 hitting percentage, dishing out 32 assists to go along with four aces, five digs and five kills. Out-hitting the Hoosiers, .500-.208, the Nittany Lion hitting efficiency marks the best clip PSU has posted against a Big Ten opponent this year.

Defensively, nine different Nittany Lions chipped in at least one dig in the win, led by Hancock, who tallied five. Courtney and senior Dominique Gonzalez finished tied for second on the team with four each.

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