Penn State volleyball is heading to the 2017 Final Four. The No. 1-seeded Nittany Lions beat Big Ten foe Michigan State, 3-0 (25-23, 25-17, 28-26) on Saturday to win its regional in the NCAA Tournament.
Penn State volleyball advances to 2017 Final Four
PENN STATE SWEEPS!! On to the NCAA Semifinals!! pic.twitter.com/K8cCb2xf7q
— Penn State Women’s Volleyball (@PennStateVBALL) December 10, 2017
Simone Lee led the Nittany Lions with 12 kills, and Penn State hit .276 as a team against Michigan State.
Penn State defeated Howard and Pittsburgh (3-1 and 3-1) in the first and second rounds off the NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions then swept Missouri before moving onto Michigan State and eventually sweeping the Spartans as well.
Penn State is now 33-1 overall on the season with its only losing coming in the team’s 11th match of the season, which was against Nebraska. In the Final Four, the Nittany Lions will have its chance at redemption, as the team will face the Cornhuskers for the right to move onto the national championship.
The Nittany Lions won the 2013 and 2014 national titles, but Nebraska (2015) and Stanford (2016) have won the last two. The team also won four straight championships from 2007-2010. Penn State will play in a national semifinal against Nebraska on Thursday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
The full NCAA Tournament bracket and scores of other national quarterfinal matchups can be found here.
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