Women's Volleyball Sweeps at Penn State Abington

Women's Volleyball Sweeps at Penn State Abington

Penn State Harrisburg 3, SUNY Poly 0

(25-16, 25-20, 25-11)


Harrisburg Starters

Kreider, Ebaugh, Cook, Buckingham, Morris, Snyder, Ruff


Poly Starters

King, Hulett, Pichura, Adams, Taverne, McIntyre, Draper


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg handled North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent SUNY Poly in three sets in the team's first match at Penn State Abington on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, earning set victories of 25-16, 25-20 and 25-11.


The Lions (12-11, 6-3 NEAC) got out to a 10-3 lead thanks to an Anna Ruff kill off an Alyssa Snyder assist and held off a charge by the Wildcats (8-15, 2-7 NEAC) midway through the game before pulling away late behind an 11-to-4 run.


The second set was tight throughout, with neither squad leading by more than three points until the Blue & White put together a 5-to-0 run capped by a Katelyn Kreider service ace during the midway volleys.


The final set was all Penn State Harrisburg, with the visitors jumping out a 6-1 advantage before stretching the lead to as much as 14 on three separate occasions. Kills from Melanie Sheaffer, Cheyanna Buckingham and Alexa Henry aided the offensive output.


Inside the Numbers

- Anna Ruff led the way with six kills.

- Katelyn Kreider, Brittany Ebaugh and Cheyanna Buckingham each registered four kills.

- Corrinne Cook dug out 10 balls.

- Kreider and Megan Morris had five digs apiece.

- Alyssa Snyder tallied 18 assists.

- Ruff racked up five total blocks.

- Morris and Snyder finished with two service aces each.



Penn State Harrisburg 3, SUNY Cobleskill 0

(25-11, 25-17, 26-24)


Harrisburg Starters

Kreider, Ebaugh, Cook, Buckingham, Morris, Snyder, Ruff


Cobleskill Starters

Boyles, Catherman, Hill, Gass, Mrzywka, Grant, Mizell


How It Happened

Penn State Harrisburg picked up its second win of the day thanks to a three-set victory over NEAC foe SUNY Cobleskill at Penn State Abington on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26.


The Lions (13-11, 7-3 NEAC) rolled in the opening set, scoring four consecutive points during an Olivia Koicuba service run before scoring eight of the game's last nine points, including the clinching kill from Brittany Ebauh off a pass from Alyssa Snyder.


The second set was more competitive, with the Blue & White erasing an early deficit and taking the lead for the first time on a Katelyn Kreider service ace. Eventually, the visitors put together an 8-to-0 run that Kreider finished off with a kill off an assist from Snyder.


The final game was a back-and-forth affair that saw Penn State Harrisburg trailing late. A service error by the Tigers (12-12, 2-8 NEAC) knotted things up before back-to-back kills from Brittany Ebaugh gave the Lions the advantage. Cobleskill answered with a pair of points but an attack error following a Melanie Sheaffer kill clinched the set and match for the Blue & White.


Inside the Numbers

- The win was the fourth 3-0 victory in a row for the Lions.

- Melanie Sheaffer racked up a match-high 15 kills on .458 hitting.

- Brittany Ebaugh hit .571 en route to posting 13 kills.

- Katelyn Kreider was the third Penn State Harrisburg player to record double-digit kills (11).

- Corrinne Cook recorded a match-best 25 digs, while Kreider added 10.

- Alyssa Snyder tallied 39 assists and had two service aces.

- Kreider and Ebaugh had two service aces apiece.

- Anna Ruff finished with three total blocks.


Who's Next?

The Lions return to the Capital Union Building for the team's regular-season home finale against Lycoming on Thursday night, Oct. 31.