The No. 1 Penn State women's volleyball team captured the program's second NCAA Championship Saturday night, winning a dramatic five-game final, 3-2, against No. 4 Stanford in Arco Arena.
The Nittany Lions won the thriller, 30-25, 30-26, 20-23, 19-30, 15-8, posting their 26th consecutive victory since a five-game loss to the Cardinal exactly three months ago. Penn State finished the season with a superlative 34-2 record, bringing the championship trophy back to Happy Valley to join the program's 1999 crown.
"We're awfully excited," stated Russ Rose, the 2007 AVCA National Coach of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee earlier in the week. "We're thrilled for our fans and everyone that cares about Penn State."