PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Record Winning Streak Comes to an End

In a rough weekend for Penn State sports, where Alabama rolled over the football team and saw trouble for both soccer teams, the women’s volleyball team was beaten for the first time in almost three years.

Stanford broke Penn State’s record 109-match winning streak on Saturday at the Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic held in Gainesville, Fla. The teams played a close first set, but the Cardinal would go on to sweep Penn State 3-0 (28-26, 25-12, 25-18). The loss is Penn State’s first since Sept. 15, 2007. In that time, Penn State won three national titles and lost only 19 sets.

Penn State opened up the tournament against Florida on Friday. Florida surprised Penn State by winning the first set, but the Nittany Lions rebounded by winning the next three sets, and the match, 3-1 (20-25, 25-21, 25-14, 25-13). Stanford swept Texas to set up the final.

With the mixed results, Penn State’s record is now 7-1. Despite the loss, fans should realize that this is still a very good team. There is also a good chance that Penn State could make it deep into the national tournament, where they could face a possible rematch against Stanford.

Next up for the Nittany Lions is the Rockvale Outlets Classic here at Penn State. This will be Penn State’s last chance to fine-tune their play before the start of the Big 10 schedule.

Upcoming Schedule:

Friday: vs. George Washington, 7 p.m.
Saturday: vs. Princeton, 10 a.m.
vs. St. John’s, 7 p.m.

About the Author

Michael Berton

I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.


More by Michael

Lady Lions Bow Out of NCAA Tournament With Loss to UConn

In the end, the Conecticut women’s basketball team was just too talented. The Lady Lions fought until the final whistle, but it was not enough to even come close. The Huskies dominated for almost the entire 40 minutes in a 77-59 victory, knocking Penn State out of the NCAA Tournament.

Lady Lions NCAA Tournament Preview: UConn

Lady Lions Advance to Sweet 16 With 90-80 Win Over LSU


Penn State Women’s Soccer Poised For Strong 2018 Season

Erica Dambach’s Nittany Lions return a solid combination of experience and young talent. They’re ranked No. 4 to start the season.

Incoming Penn State Track & Field Athlete Kristian Marche Shot To Death In Philadelphia

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Student Life

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Don your brightly-colored college shirt and officially begin your Penn State career with these Welcome Week activities.

Nike Releases New Penn State Sneakers

Penn State Parking Office Runs Into Student Permit Purchase Issues

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love to have you join us.

Start The Semester Off Right With These Welcome Week Activities

Don your brightly-colored college shirt and officially begin your Penn State career with these Welcome Week activities.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Assessing Penn State’s Front Seven Following Tuesday’s Medical Retirements

Penn State’s defensive line rotation will be shaken up following Ryan Buchholz’s medical retirement from football, while the coaching staff is letting the linebackers duel it out during camp.

Send this to a friend