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Penn State Athletics | September 2, 2017

No. 5 Penn State downs top-ranked Stanford in four sets

  Simone Lee (right) and Penn State snagged a big early-season win over the Cardinal Friday evening.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The fifth ranked Penn State women’s volleyball team bested the top-ranked Stanford Cardinal, 3-1; 26-24, 25-17, 18-25, 25-19, in a neutral site battle in Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M on Friday evening.

The Nittany Lions were led by dual-threat senior Abby Detering (Mentor, Ohio). Detering, who had been playing both right side and setter, finished the evening with a career-best 11 kills, adding 23 assists, and 10 digs for her first career triple-double. She also added four blocks.

Fellow seniors Simone Lee (Menomonee Falls, Wis.), Ali Frantti (Spring Grove, Ill.), and Haleigh Washington (Colorado Springs, Co.) all added double figure kills, as Lee put away 11, and both Frantti and Washington added 10.

Frantti added 14 digs for a double-double, while Washington was a wall at the net, tallying a game-high seven blocks.

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Bryanna Weiskircher (Loves Park, Ill.) also recorded a double-double as the setter dished out 22 assists and scooped up 11 digs. She also added on two aces.

Libero Kendall White (Indianapolis, Ind.) scooped up 20 digs for a season-high.