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Volleyball Team Places Third in USCAA Tournament

9/5/2008 —

The Penn State Beaver Lady Lions volleyball team opened its 2008 season by placing third in the four-team USCAA Tournament at Penn State New Kensington on Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30. The women had one win and two losses.

In game one, the Lady Lions fell to Ohio State Marion's Scarlet Wave, 8-25, 19-25 and 16-25. Beaver moved to a match-up with New Kensington. Beaver defeated the team, 25-13, 25-10 and 25-15. The victories advanced Beaver to the semi-finals for a rematch with the Scarlet Wave.

Beaver won the first game, 25-21, but fell in game two, 21-25. In game three, the Lady Lions took a 2-1 game lead with a 26-24 win, but Marion won game four, 25-20, taking both teams to game five where Marion won, 15-12. Beaver junior Melissa Swoager recorded 19 kills and sophomore Heather Sandusky led with 25 kills. Junior Jen Hain (Northgate High School, Pittsburgh) led with 54 assists.

The Beaver Lady Lions are 1-2 overall and 0-0 in the PSUAC. On Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6, Beaver will travel to La Roche College, Pittsburgh, for the La Roche Invitational. For information about Beaver campus athletics, visit www.beaver.psu.edu or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.


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