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Penn State Athletics Roundup - February 22nd

Writeup courtesy of Luke Robson



Men’s Volleyball


Over the weekend, #3 ranked Penn State Men's Volleyball posted two 3-0 sweeps over Princeton in the EIVA opening event. On Friday, the Nittany Lions recorded 13 aces, including 4 from Brett Wildman, while Toby Ezeondu recorded a team high of 11 kills. On Saturday, Cole Bogner lead the team with 29 assists, 5 blocks, 2 digs, and 1 ace. Moving forward, Penn State will travel to NJIT this weekend for a two-game series in EIVA conference play.


Baseball


PSU Baseball won their season opener against #22 ranked Miami Hurricanes on Friday night with a 9-5 win making it their first win against a ranked non-Big Ten opponent since 2019. Billy Gerlott & Johnny Piacentino lead the charge with three hits each and Travis Luensmann tossed 5 innings with only 1 earned run allowed. Unfortunately, the Nittany Lions dropped the next two games of the series, but are looking to bounce back.


Softball


PSU Softball opened their season with five victories in the UNF-JU Tournament. Between the five games, Penn State outscored their opponents 28-1. To add to that, first-year pitcher, Paige Maynard, threw a no-hitter in her first collegiate game. The team looks to keep the momentum going as they head to the Charlotte Tournament in North Carolina this weekend.


Men's & Women's Lacrosse


On the Men's side, the Nittany Lions outlasted Stony Brook by a score of 17-12. In the game, TJ Malone recorded 4 goals. The Women's Lacrosse team also had a big weekend as they dominated Drexel 15-6. Kristin O’Neill, third-year midfielder, continued her dominance on the field scoring yet another hat trick.


Men’s Basketball


In a high scoring affair, Penn State Men's Basketball outscored Minnesota 76-69. On top of a 41-point performance earlier in the week against Illinois, star guard, Jalen Pickett, recorded 32 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. Additionally, he added to his already stacked resume with ESPN Player of the Week, NCAA March Madness Player of the Week, and Big Ten Player of the Week. Pickett & the Nittany Lions will look to keep their hot streak going as they face off against Ohio State on Thursday night in Columbus.

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