The Penn State women's volleyball team cruised past Delaware tonight, 3-0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-12).
The Blue Hens were never able to find a groove throughout the short, three-set match. The Nittany Lions hadn't won a home match so lopsided since they played Rutgers back on September 17.
The Lions dominated the Hens all over the court, but they especially controlled the net. Penn State out-blocked Delaware 11 to 2, easily rejecting most of the players' swings.
Deja McClendon and Ariel Scott haunted Delaware libero Cara Rosehill all night with their powerful attacks. McClendon hit 11-for-21 without an error. Rosehill was also responsible for three of the Lions eight service aces.
Aiyana Whitney complemented McClendon and Scott with one of the best matches of her freshman career. She hit 8-for-16 with no errors.
All 15 active Penn State players saw rallies Saturday as Penn State pulled away. Megan Shifflett and Marika Racibarskas were back in uniform Saturday in lieu of Maggie Harding and Erica Denney, who sat off to the side due to NCAA roster limitations.
The Lions will be back in action in Lexington next weekend against the winner of the UCLA vs. San Diego match later tonight.
Check Monday's Collegian for full coverage of the weekend.