Penguins Drop Three-Setter to Cleveland State

Brooklen Pe'a (Photo by Dustin Livesay)
Brooklen Pe'a (Photo by Dustin Livesay)

Cleveland State hit .394 as a team and had three players reach double figures in kills to sweep the Youngstown State volleyball team on Friday evening at Beeghly Center. The set scores were 25-15, 25-16, 25-20.

Sara Skeens had a match-high 14 kills, Emily DeGeorge had 11, and Trinniti Hall posted 10 kills in just 11 attempts. The Vikings had 50 kills on offense while adding 8.5 blocks on defense.

Brooklen Pe'a had eight kills to lead the Penguins, who had 33 kills and hit .127. Alexia Byrnes had 17 assists and an ace, Aleah Hughes and Reis Zandier finished with seven digs apiece and Sarah Varcolla had a pair of blocks.

Cleveland State scored the first seven points of the match to set the tone, and it used a 14-2 run in the second set to separate. YSU fought in the third and had its closest set in terms of hitting percentage, but the Vikings didn't allow the Penguins to get closer than four after taking a 13-8 lead.

Youngstown State will play host to Oakland on Saturday at 4 p.m.