With 15 minutes until the Nittany Lions take on Florida Gulf Coast in Rec Hall, three Collegian reporters offer up our takes on some aspects of the match.
Better hitting percentage tonight: freshman Aiyana Whitney, freshman Nia Grant or sophomore Ariel Scott?
Matt Howland: Whitney
Dan Norton: Whitney
Stephen Pianovich: Grant
Who gets more playing time: junior Marika Racibarskas or senior Katie Kabbes?
Matt Howland: Racibarskas
Dan Norton: Kabbes
Stephen Pianovich: Katie "Cash Kab" Kabbes
Who starts at libero: sophomore Ali Longo or junior Kristin Carpenter?
Matt Howland: Longo
Dan Norton: Longo
Stephen Pianovich: Longo
Does redshirt sophomore Darcy Dorton play tonight?
Matt Howland: Yes. I predict she'll have five attacks and two kills.
Dan Norton: Yes. She'll have one kill on three swings.
Stephen Pianovich: Yes.
Over/Under for Penn State's hitting errors: 19.5
Matt Howland: Under
Dan Norton: Over
Stephen Pianovich: Under
Matt Howland: Aiyana Whitney tallies at least eight kills and no errors.
Dan Norton: Florida Gulf Coast wins the first set.
Stephen Pianovich: Ariel Scott leads Penn State in kills.