AMES, Iowa – No. 6 Penn State finished up play at the Cyclone Invitational with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-16) win over LSU on Saturday at Iowa State's Hilton Coliseum. The Nittany Lions head back to State College with a perfect 5-0 record and five sweeps to open the season.
It was the second win of the weekend for Penn State, which swept host Iowa State on Friday night. The Nittany Lions have now won titles at the Penn State Classic and the Cyclone Invitational this season.
LSU saw its record dip to 2-2 and will play its final match of the tournament against Iowa State on Sunday.
Sophomore Jonni Parker finished with 11 kills to reach double-digits for the second time on the weekend. She hit .391 while adding five digs and one ace. Sophomore Kaitlyn Hord had another big match with eight kills on .438 hitting and five blocks. She is hitting .582 on the season. Allyson Cathey chipped in with nine kills.
I saw either this morning or last night that Williams was on the floor but not in regular uniform. Anybody know anything?
I think I saw her in the background during one timeout. She (or whomever it was) was wearing a blue Penn State top. My guess would be that she is still rehabbing from her surgery, but can walk around and maybe even do a bit of training.