The magic from the only Princeton team to reach the NCAA Tournament rubbed off on this year’s players.
Princeton on the same night it honored its 1998 EIVA championship team rallied to upset No. 10/10 Penn State 25-16, 22-25, 18-25, 31-29, 15-13 on Saturday in Princeton, New Jersey.
Opposite George Huhmann in the conference victory led all players with a career-high 24 kills and contributed two aces. The sophomore also finished with a season-high nine blocks to help Princeton earn its second all-time victory against Penn State since the 1998 team upset the Nittany Lions in the EIVA Tournament.
Along with Huhmann’s defensive performance, four Princeton players had double-digit digs. Freshman setter Joe Kelly led all players with a season-high 17 digs against the Nittany Lions.
Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with Princeton coach Sam Shweisky as he discusses the conference victory.