Alisha Glass & Penn State volleyball – "best ever"

Dec 21, 2008
Last night Penn State blanked Stanford for their second straight NCAA title (includes video) – get all the details (including photos and the post game press conference) from Penn State Volleyball.

Dec 18, 2008
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that the Penn State Nittany Lions, led by 1st All American and Leland graduate Alisha Glass (Alisha Glass’s page at Penn State) have not lost a single set this season, let alone a match.

The Lions have won 109 consecutive sets, breaking the 105-set streak by Florida in 2003. Penn State also has won 62 consecutive matches, another NCAA record.

“It appears as though we have some history happening this year with Penn State and that we’re all chasing them,” Stanford coach John Dunning said. “We’re all in a hunt chasing down the lion.”

If they manage to continue this run through Thursday night’s national semifinal vs No. 4 Nebraska (31-2) and the winner of No. 2 Stanford (30-3) who Penn State defeated for the 2007 national title or No. 3 Texas (29-3), they will cap the best season in college volleyball history.

They face Nebraska tonight at at 9 PM on ESPN 2 and the final is Saturday night (Dec 20) at 8 PM on ESPN 2 as well.

2 replies
  1. Andrew McFarlane
    Andrew McFarlane says:

    Make that one match! Nittany Lions Remain Perfect, Knock Off Cornhuskers:

    Top-ranked Penn State saw one of its impressive NCAA records come to an end on Thursday night, but the Nittany Lions’ ultimate goals of an unbeaten season and a second straight national title remained firmly in tact, as they held off a furious rally by No. 4 Nebraska in a 3-2 NCAA Semifinal victory over the Huskers in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 17,430 inside the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.

    The Nittany Lions, who hadn’t been pushed passed a third set all season, proved they could handle the pressure and fatigue factors of a fifth set. Trying to complete an improbable comeback, Nebraska led 10-8 in the final set before a poised Penn State team emerged from a timeout and strung together six consecutive points to essentially seal the match and the Nittany Lions’ NCAA-record 64th straight victory.

    With the win, the 37-0 Nittany Lions kept their perfect season alive and moved within one victory of becoming only the sixth women’s volleyball program in NCAA Division I history to repeat as national champions.

  2. Andrew McFarlane
    Andrew McFarlane says:

    From Leland’s Alisha Glass savors a 2nd title in the Traverse City Record-Eagle:

    Some are calling the 2008 Nittany Lions the greatest team of all time. Glass will let others decide that.

    “A lot of people have different opinions,” she said. “We were just trying to be the best individuals we could be and be the best team we could be. We have a lot of really talented players and towards the end we started to play really well as a team and we were just glad that we came together at the right time.

    “It’s an incredible feeling. It was a long run, an exhausting one. To be done with it all and come out on top is awesome.”

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