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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.

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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.

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