The Penn State women's volleyball team (11-4, 4-1 Big Ten) defeated Northwestern Wednesday night in Rec Hall in five sets (25-19, 22-25, 25-18, 13-25, 15-11).
The Nittany Lions won the first set, and the two teams swapped sets until the Lions fought off a late comeback in the fifth set. In that set, Penn State jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the strength of freshman Micha Hancock's serve. However, Northwestern stayed with the Lions and had the score at 13-11 before Penn State scored the last two points to win the match.
While Penn State did win the match, coach Russ Rose was disappointed in his team's performance, saying the players were no better than he's seen in the team's lackluster practices this week.
Check Thursday's Daily Collegian for more coverage of the Nittany Lions' home win.