Penn State Lehigh Valley athletics week in review

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Updates on Penn State Lehigh Valley soccer, volleyball and golf teams.

Women's volleyball falls at Penn State Brandywine, 3-0

The Penn State Lehigh Valley women's volleyball team fell to a tough Penn State Brandywine team, 3-0, in a Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) showdown in Media on Sept. 23. With the loss, Lehigh Valley drops to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in PSUAC play.

Brandywine controlled all three sets, winning with scores of 25-7, 25-15 and 25-20. First-year student Kaitlyn Waskowitz led Penn State Lehigh Valley with seven kills and seven digs. Sophomore Ebony Sanders chipped in with five kills. First-year student Bobby Tubbs and classmate Tori Urbas contributed seven assists a piece. 

Lehigh Valley will return to action Wednesday, Sept. 27, when they travel to Penn State Hazleton for a 7 p.m. PSUAC match-up. 

Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's volleyball team

Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's Volleyball team lost to Penn State Brandywine on Sept. 23.

Credit: Lorie Khalil

Women's volleyball sweeps Penn State Wilkes Barre, 3-0

The Penn State Lehigh Valley women's volleyball team opened up PSUAC play with a sweeping victory over visiting Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 19 at Cedar Crest College.

Lehigh Valley led from the opening serve winning all 3 three sets with scores of 25-11, 25-20 and 25-20. Sophomore Ebony Sanders was dominate at the net leading Lehigh Valley with 14 kills and five serving aces. First-year student Tori Urbas recorded a game-high 17 assists. With the win, Lehigh Valley improves to 5-2 on the season and 1-0 in PSUAC play.

Women's volleyball splits at Harrisburg CC Tri-Match

The Penn State Lehigh Valley improved to 4-2 on the season with a 1-1 split at the Harrisburg Community College Tri-Match on Sept. 16.

Lehigh Valley handled Luzerne County Community College in three sets with scores of 25-14, 25-12 and 25-15. Sophomore Ebony Sanders dominated the net with 18 kills. First-year student Bobby Tubbs lead Lehigh Valley with 11 assists and classmate Tori Urbas chipped in with 10 helpers. 

HACC gave Lehigh Valley a tough second match, defeating the Lions in three sets with set scores of 25-16, 25-13 and 25-8. Sanders led Lehigh Valley with seven kills and Urbas contributed six assists. 

Soccer trips up at Penn State Schuylkill, 3-0

The Penn State Lehigh Valley soccer team trailed only 1-0 at halftime but could not battle back before a 3-0 loss to host PSU Schuylkill on Sept. 14.

Schuylkill's Antonio Franco started off the scoring just before halftime giving Schuylkill a 1-0 lead. Schuylkill was able to control the possession and keep Lehigh Valley off the scoresheet, tacking on a pair of second-half goals. Lehigh Valley's goalkeeper, Jared Serafin, recorded five saves on the day.

Golf wins Penn State Schuylkill match; Zinman shoots 70 for match low

Golf results from Penn State Schuylkill Match on Sept. 13

Individual scoring

— Brian Zinman, 70 (Match Low)

— Nick Engelman, 78

— Evan Fahs, 75

— Randy Weldon, 91

Golf placed 22 out of 28 teams at the Elizabethtown College Fall Invitational played on the East Course at the Hershey Country Club on Sept. 19

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