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MONACA (Sept 16, 2019) —  The Penn State Mont Alto volleyball team improved to 3-0 in the PSUAC conference with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win Sunday over Penn State Beaver. The scores of the sets were as follows: 20-25, 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, and 15-8.

Kylee Gooding (Warriors Mark, Pa. / Tyrone Area) powered the Nittany Lions with 20 kills and 14 digs. Sophomore Breanne Byers (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) had 12 kill

Gooding also served up two aces with Katie Muse (Hagerstown, Md. / Boonsboro) chipping in a game-high 30 assists.

After dropping the first set Mont Alto fought hard with Beaver all second with neither team going up more than three points. Beaver came back to tie it 23-23, but Mont Alto won the set point after a service ace.

PSUMA went up 2-1 on the back of an 11-4 run after starting the game tied 14-14. The fourth set was another back-and-forth tilt with Beaver coming out on top 25-23. Mont Alto made the most of the homestanding Lions sluggishness within the fifth set. PSUMA built the 9-1 lead and coasted to the 3-2 victory.

Penn State Mont Alto improved to 9-2 overall and will travel to PSU Fayette for a conference matchup on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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FRANK MAIRA is Assistant Director of Athletics/SID at Penn State Mont Alto

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