Despite an inconsistent performance, the Penn State women's volleyball team defeated Iowa, 3-1 (25-23, 18-25, 25-16, 25-20).
Iowa came out strong in the first two sets, culminating in a second set win in which the Hawkeyes hit .415, significantly outhitting Penn State's .220 in the set.
Penn State came out much stronger in the third set after the intermission. After a slow start, the Nittany Lions rebounded to win two straight sets and close out the match.
Sophomore Ariel Scott led the Lions in kills and attacks, with 20 and 50 respectively, and hit .280 in the match.
Sophomore Maddie Martin also had a solid day, in all areas of the court. The versatile outside hitter hit .269 with 10 kills, also tallying 14 digs and two service aces.
Sophomore Ali Longo led the Nittany Lions with 18 digs.
The Lions take on No. 1 Nebraska at 8 tomorrow night in Rec Hall in their quest to deal the Cornhuskers their first conference loss.