Fisher unstoppable, Penn State smashes Grand Canyon to remain undefeated

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Whether it was at the service line or from the pins, there was just no slowing down opposite Cal Fisher.

Fisher finished with both a match-high 15 kills on a .565 attack percentage and four aces as No. 4/4 Penn State swept No. 6/6 Grand Canyon 25-18, 25-18, 25-13 on Saturday in University Park, Pennsylvania.

This was the second consecutive match Fisher had double-digit kills and the third match this year the 2021 National Server of the Year had multiple aces. In addition, the Nittany Lions have now opened the season with four straight non-conference wins versus top-10 nationally ranked teams.


Penn State had 11 aces and did not commit a reception error in the victory against Grand Canyon to complete the two-match series sweep. Along with Fisher, setter Cole Bogner had three aces and outside attacker Brett Wildman added two aces.

Bogner also guided the Nittany Lions to out-hit the Antelopes .386 to .175, including the team hitting a match-best .591 in the final game to complete the sweep.

Middle attacker Sam Marsh finished with 12 kills and one error on a match-high .688 attack percentage. Wildman had 11 kills and extended his streak of double-digit kills to three straight matches.

Outside attacker Camden Gianni in the loss had a team-high 10 kills and opposite Hugo Fischer contributed eight kills. Both Gianni and Fischer, though, were the only Grand Canyon players to have more than three kills.