Make that a three-game winning streak against Penn State and an even bigger first-place lead in the EIVA.
Outside attacker Kendall Ratter had four of Princeton’s 10 aces as the team rallied from a one-game deficit to beat Penn State 21-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-20 on Friday in University Park, Pennsylvania.
This was the second EIVA match this season that the first-place Tigers had double-digit aces. In addition, Princeton’s serving and nine more aces than Penn State helped the Tigers overcome being out-hit .304 to .200.
Opposite George Huhmann in the victory finished with both a match-high 18 kills and six blocks. Outside attacker Greg Luck also contributed 17 kills on a .343 attack percentage.
With this win, Princeton (8-7, 6-0 EIVA) extends its first-place lead in the EIVA to one and a half matches with eight remaining conference matches left to be played. The Tigers are attempting to win the EIVA regular season championship and the right to host the EIVA Tournament for the first time in its program’s history.
Check out Off the Block’s interview with coach Sam Shweisky following this conference win.