Early second-half goals from Aaron Molloy and Kyle May weren't enough to prevent a Providence comeback.
The Cardinal's rhythmic, possession-based style proved unstoppable against the Nittany Lions, who struggled to find an attacking foothold throughout the match.
The clash against the Buckeyes was also the most-watched game of the day by a landslide.
The Lady Lions went nearly eight minutes without scoring in the third quarter and blew a 15-point lead.
The Nittany Lions fell three spots following their defeat at the hands of Ohio State on Saturday.
Tori Gorrell tallied a match-high 12 kills off the bench in the 25-14, 25-19, 25-12 win over the Scarlet Knights at College Avenue Gym.