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Penn State beats Ohio State in NCAA men’s volleyball, USC rallies against UCSD

Penn State beats Ohio State in NCAA men's volleyball, USC rallies against UCSD

Penn State, Stanford, UCLA, BYU and UC Irvine were among the winners Saturday in NCAA men’s volleyball. USC won, too, and had to come back from an 0-2 deficit to do so.

There is one match Sunday when Lindenwood of the MIVA plays at Grand Canyon of the MPSF. The same teams played Friday and GCU won in four. 

The schedule is light in the week ahead, but if a match is being shown we have the viewing links in our VolleyballMag.com TV & Streaming Listings.

Penn State (2-0) of the EIVA came away with a 25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-21 victory at Ohio State (1-1) of the MIVA behind a career-best 21 kills from John Kerr. He had three errors in 45 attacks to hit .545 and had an assist, an ace, five blocks and four digs. Kerr’s previous high was the six kills he had against Central State in the season opener. Penn State played without leading attackers Bret Wildman and Cal Fisher. The Nittany Lions hit .347 and had six aces and 21 serving errors. Cole Bogner had four kills in five errorless tries, 42 assists, an ace, a block and six digs. Ohio State hit .213 and had four aces and 17 errors. Jacob Pasteur had 13 kills, an ace, two blocks and two digs …

The Buckeyes’ Kyle Teune hits past the Penn State block of Cole Bogner/Ohio State photo 

Stanford (2-0) of the MPSF had to go five to beat visiting Saint Francis (PA) of the NEC 25-18, 23-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13. Will Rottman led the Cardinal with 21 kills as he hit .341 and had two aces, a block and three digs. Ethan Hill had 14 kills in 19 errorless swings, three digs and three blocks, one solo. Theo Snoey had 13 kills, two aces and six digs. Nathan Lietzke had three kills, 52 assists, seven digs and four blocks, one solo. He also had no aces and seven of his team’s errors. Stanford, which had five aces, hit .341. SFU (0-2) hit .283 and had six aces and 21 errors. Nathan Zini had 16 kills and Brady Stump and Andrew Deardorff had 15 apiece. Thomas Leahy had eight block to go with four kills. Ryan Parker had three aces, 44 assists,  three kills, three blocks and seven digs… 

USC (2-1) of the MPSF pulled off a reverse sweep to beat the Big West’s UC San Diego 22-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-22, 15-12. Dillon Klein led with 20 kills in the match at UC Santa Barbara as he hit .500 after having three errors in 34 attacks. He added an assist, two aces and a dig. Simon Callas had 12 kills, two assists, two aces, five digs and four blocks, one solo. Nate Tennant had five kills in eight…

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