The Pennant

VB: Penn places third in Plymouth Invitational

Penn’s volleyball team knocked off No. 1-ranked (Class 2-A) Alexandria 25-10, 25-15, and went on to claim a third-place finish in the Plymouth Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 27.

The Kingsmen also beat New Prairie 25-18, 25-18 in pool play, but lost to No. 11 (Class 4-A) Valparaiso 23-25, 25-23, 11-15.

Penn beat Lake Central 25-12, 25-20, in crossover play.

Statistical leaders for the day were:

  • Italia Fields 31 kills
  • Maria Schwindaman 25 kills
  • Jenn Heritz 25 kills
  • Sophia Cruz 31 digs
  • Rachel Hickey 29 digs
  • Julia beers 25 digs and 7 service aces
  • Naomi Wills 89 assists and 7 service aces

“Penn had a great day at the Plymouth Power All tournament, losing only to 11th-ranked Valpo in a hard-fought 3-game thriller,” Penn coach Sarah Hendricks said. “The girls played so hard today. The gym was hot, it was a long day, but we got better today. We worked really hard, and played together as a team. It was fun to watch. These are a great group of girls to be around.”

Penn is 7-1. The Kingsmen host Bremen on Tuesday.