The No. 5 Penn State men’s volleyball team continued its EIVA dominance with a three-set victory over Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Conn. Saturday night (25-15, 25-20, 25-15).
It was the eighth-straight victory for the Nittany Lions, who improved to 10-1 on the season and 4-0 in the EIVA.
The Lions have won 18 straight sets and have not lost a set since a Jan. 28 victory against Pacific.
The consecutive sets won streak appeared in doubt in a hard-fought second set when the Pioneers lead for most of it until the Lions grabbed a 19-18 lead and held on for good.
As a team, the Lions hit .289 for the match, one of their poorer efforts in recent weeks. However, that paled in comparison to Sacred Heart who hit a dreadful -.029 for the match.
Leading the way for the Lions was redshirt senior Joe Sunder, who despite only hitting .190 for the match, chipped in a team-leading nine kills to go along with 10 digs.
Redshirt freshman Nick Goodell also continued to play well as he tallied eight kills on .429 hitting.
The Lions return home to Rec Hall next Friday for a home match against Princeton. The match begins at 7 p.m.