Johnson shines, but Penn State sweeps
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Erin Johnson recorded a match-high six blocks and eight kills, but Illinois lost 25-17, 25-17, 25-14 to second-ranked Penn State on Thursday night in Big Ten volleyball.
Johnson increased her career total to 417 block assists, moving to fifth on the school’s chart.
The Illini (11-14, 5-10 Big Ten) received 12 digs from Jocelynn Birks and 11 from Jennifer Beltran. Starting setter Annie Luhrsen had 15 assists, and Alexis Viliunas added six.
Beltran now has 407 digs this season, good for ninth all time at Illinois.
Illinois hit a season-low .034 with 26 kills, four aces and 35 digs.
In women's tennis:
White, Kopinski fall. Illinois’ Rachael White and Melissa Kopinski lost their second-round doubles match Thursday at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y.
With the loss, White and Kopinski dropped to the consolation draw.
In men's tennis:
Gosea, Kopinski lose. Illinois’ Farris Gosea and Tim Kopinski dropped their opening-round doubles match at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Thursday night.
Gosea and Kopinski will compete in the consolation draw today.