SERIES HISTORY - ST. JOHN'S • Penn State is 3-0 all-time against St. John's in a series that began in 2007. • The Lions swept all three matches against the Red Storm. The teams last played in 2015.
PENN STATE VS. BIG EAST • Penn State is 63-6 all-time against current members of the Big East. • The Lions have played eight of the 11 teams in the Big East and have a winning record against all of them. They are unbeaten against six of those teams.
SCOUTING ST. JOHN'S • St. John's is the defending Big East regular season champion and was the Big East Tournament champion the season prior to that. • The Red Storm have won four Big East regular season titles and two Big East Tournament titles under the direction of current head coach Joanne Persico. They have made three NCAA Tournament appearances during her tenure. • St. John's was picked third in the Big East Preseason Poll. • Outside hitter Efrosini Alexaou was voted the Big East Preseason Player of the Year. The senior is the defending Big East Preseason Player of the Year.
By the way, whoever thinks of doing this first for a match -- ideally no earlier than the day before -- feel free to do so. This format (shamelessly cribbing from GoPSUsports.com) is not the only way to go, but getting some key information in like when the match is, where to watch/follow, and some background on the opponent is helpful.