Dunmore, Pa. - Hazleton faced a hungry Penn State Scranton squad on Sunday, but battled through close sets to prevail with a 3-0 over their Penn State University Athletic Conference rival. The win makes it four straight PSUAC victories for the Lady Lions who move to 4-1 in the conference with an overall record of 7-3.
Each frame could have gone one way or another, but the second set proved pivotal for the Hazleton victory. Hazleton trailed 18-11 midway through the frame until a ten point run from service line by senior libero Lauren Nietz (Coaldale, Pa.) turned the tide. Hazleton would go on to win the set 25-21 and take firm grasp of the match. Facing elimination, Scranton was unable to muster a comeback in the third outing and succumbed to the Lady Lions in straight sets.
Next up: Hazleton will try to keep the positive momentum going as the take on Penn State Wilkes-Barre in the Dr. Thomas M. Cacesse Gymnasium on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.