Juan Crespo

NCAA Volleyball Tournament West Lafayette Regional

Your main source for West Lafayette Regional coverage.

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#1 Penn State sweeps #16 Kentucky

Sorry for getting this posted now. I couldn't leave Mackey between games, and Mackey doesn't have internet access for non-press people.

Going into this game, I didn't think Kentucky had a chance. However, they bullied the Nittany Lions in the first two sets, and could have won each set. But, Kentucky ended up beating themselves up, committing 6 attack errors in the 1st set, and 11 in the 2nd set (leading them to a negative hitting percentage). They lost the 2nd set 25-21. Throughout the whole game, Kentucky never reached 0.100 in hitting, and finished the match at 0.40 with 25 hitting errors.

Though Penn State did struggle in the first 2 sets, especially in the 2nd set where they hit only 0.087, they managed to just out play Kentucky. They ripped the Wildcats open in the 3rd set, however, and hit over 0.500 and won it 25-12.

Ariel Scott finished with 11 kills, while Katie Slay finished with a solo block and 4 assisted blocks. Megan Courtney and Nia Grant both finished hitting over 0.400 and Micha Hancock finished with 28 assists.

If the Nittany Lions play the same way they did in the 3rd set, they'll easily win the Elite 8 game tomorrow against Minnesota (who just beat Purdue 3-1). However, if they play the same way they did in the first 2 sets, the Gophers will have a chance. I'll bring a post game summary after the Elite 8 game tomorrow.

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#8 Minnesota beats Purdue 3-1 in the Sweet 16

Purdue put out their best effort, but it wasn't enough to beat the Gophers.

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West Lafayette Regional Sweet 16 Open Thread

#1 Penn State, #8 Minnesota, #16 Kentucky, and our own Boilermakers take to the court this evening to decide who will play in the Elite 8 Game tomorrow.

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Penn State Preview: Q&A with Black Shoe Diaries

Cari Greene, one of the managing editors of BSD, answered a few of my questions regarding the #1 Penn State volleyball team before going into the West Lafayette Regional this weekend.

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Q&A with The Daily Gopher previewing #8 Minnesota

Chris from The Daily Gopher answered a few of my questions, previewing the Gophers before they face Purdue in the Sweet 16 on Friday.

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Tickets available for West Lafayette Regional

But tickets are starting to sell out.

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