Rather than dwelling on what could've been, the Nittany Lions have to turn their focus to eliminating costly mistakes that have hampered them all season long.
Carolyn Kieger's squad will face Kent State in the third-place matchup Sunday.
The Nittany Lions celebrated Senior Day in style by sweeping Iowa (25-22, 28-26, 25-19) to reach 20 wins on the season.
A brutal loss to Michigan State solidified that Penn State is no longer a perennial player in the Big Ten race.
Penn State opened the series with an impressive 3-2 victory over Minnesota Duluth, but couldn't keep the momentum going against Ohio State Saturday night.
Penn State couldn't finish its regular season strong Saturday in East Lansing.