Dec. 13, 2013
Final Score: Penn State 3, Michigan State 1
Team Records and Series Notes:
Penn State improves to 31-2, while Michigan State closes the season 23-12.
Penn State advances to the Lexington Regional final on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. ET against the winner of match two between No. 7 Stanford and No. 10 Minnesota.
One of Penn State's two losses was to Michigan State at home on Sept. 27.
Penn State leads the all-time series, 38-7.
Penn State jumped out to a 5-1 lead, earning the early advantage.
Michigan State responded with a 6-2 run after falling behind by four to square the set at seven.
Both teams traded points and neither side had more than a two-point lead until Michigan State claimed at 24-21 to earn three set points.
Penn State was forced to use both of its timeouts in the set, and fell 25-22.
Michigan State's Lauren Wicinski had a set-high seven kills.
Michigan State's Taylor Galloway and Kristen Kelsay both finished with five digs.
Every Penn State player that played in the first set had at least one kill.
Michigan State started the second set strong, scoring four of the first five points to take a 4-1 lead.
Penn State went on a 6-1 run to lead the Spartans, 7-5, early in the set.
Penn State's 5-3 run forced Michigan State to call a timeout when the score was 12-8 in favor of the Nittany Lions.
Penn State pulled away for a set point, 24-16, the highest lead in the set.
Penn State won the set 25-17, tying the Spartans with one set a piece.
Penn State had three players with four kills and two players with five digs.
Penn State hit .680 in the set, while limiting the Spartans to a mere .200.
Every Penn State player had at least one kill in the set.
Penn State and Michigan State exchanged points early in the set, until Penn State went on a 5-1 run to lead the Spartans, 8-4.
Penn State forced Michigan State to use its final timeout of the set after expanding its lead to 17-10.
Penn State claimed the set after three set points, 25-17 leading the Spartans in the match, 2-1.
Kori Moster (MSU) led the set with six digs.
Penn State had four players with four or more digs.
Penn State pulled out with an early lead, 8-5.
Michigan State went on a 6- 4 run to cut Penn State's lead, 12-11.
Penn State called a timeout on its second set point after a Michigan State got within two points at 24-22.
Michigan State was down four set points but saved three of them consecutively before Penn State claimed the set, 25-23.
Penn State finished the match with 11 team blocks compared to Michigan State's four.
Allyssah Fitterer (MSU) led all players in the match with 18 kills. She hit .441 and three digs. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.
Kori Moster (MSU), the B1G Defensive Player of the Year, recorded a match-high 20 digs.
Micha Hancock (PSU) recorded a double-double with a match-high 47 assists and 14 digs.
Dominique Gonzalez (PSU) had a team high 16 digs.
NCAA Lexington Regional All-Tournament Team
Most Outstanding Player: Deja McClendon, Penn State
Alyssah Fitterer, Michigan State
Ashley Wittman, Minnesota
Mandi Bugg, Stanford
Jordan Burgess, Stanford
Ariel Scott, Penn State
Micha Hancock, Penn State