The Penn State volleyball team concluded the Pittsburgh Invitational on Saturday with win over New Hampshire, 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-11).
The Nittany Lions (4-1) were in control the entire match, sweeping the Wildcats in straight sets. Penn State hit .397 as a team, a season-high, easily overwhelming New Hampshire .037 hitting percentage.
Sophomore hitter Deja McClendon and freshman Aiyana Whitney each totaled six kills, helped along by Micha Hancock's 30 assists.
The freshman setter also served six aces on the match. She has really settled in as the Lions' go-to server early on this season. Her weekend performance won her Pittsburgh Invitational MVP honors.
Junior Kristin Carpenter tallied 10 digs while sophomore Katie Slay blocked six of the Wildcats' swings.
Carpenter and McClendon made the All-Tournament team.
The Lions will face a much tougher challenge next weekend when they travel to Palo Alto, Calif. for the Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic. They will play Stanford on Sept. 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET, and either Florida or Texas the following day.
Check Tuesday's Collegian for full coverage of Penn State's performance at the Pittsburgh Invitational.