Lady Lions shut out New Kensington, 3-0

Ashley prepares for a bump-pass.
Ashley prepares for a bump-pass.

By: Matylda Zamudio

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.— In the first of two final conference road games for the regular season, the Penn State Beaver women's volleyball team shut out Penn State New Kensington, 3-0.

The Lady Lions outpaced New Kensington in the first set with a double-digit win, 25-13. But the teams slugged it out in the long, second set, with Beaver pulling away with a 31-29 victory. The third set was a close contest as well, but the Lady Lions ultimately topped New Kensington by 7 (25-18) to take a 3-0 win for the day.

Senior Amanda Mike (Hopewell) led the offense with seven kills and nine digs, followed by sophomore Ramiya White (Westland/Wayne Memorial), who scored six kills and one block. Sophomore Emily Keener (Utica) led the team in aces with five for the day.

On defense, sophomore Heaven Bowman (Houston/Dulles), finished with 21 digs, followed by freshman Ashley Rabang (El Dorado Hills /Oak Ridge), who contributed 16. Sophomore Kelsie Hallum (Hopewell) finished with 19 assists.

After defeating New Kensington, Beaver improves to a 17-8 overall record for the regular season and holds down second place with an 8-3 record in the PSUAC conference standings. 

The PSUAC-West No. 2 Lady Lions will travel to face off against the PSUAC-West No. 1 Penn State Fayette this Tuesday, Oct. 22, for their final game of the regular season. The game is slated for 7:30 p.m.