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BYU falls to Penn State in Women’s Volleyball Championship

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Posted at 7:17 PM, Dec 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-20 21:23:58-05
A photo from BYU's match against Texas in the NCAA Women's Volleyball semi-final. Image courtesy byucougars.com

A photo from BYU’s match against Texas in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball semi-final. Image courtesy byucougars.com

OKLAHOMA CITY — The unseeded Cougars’ run at the national title came to an end Saturday as they fell in three sets to Penn State in Oklahoma City at the Women’s Volleyball National Championship.

Penn. State University notched their record-setting 7th NCAA National Championship with the win over BYU.

The first set went 25-21 in favor of Penn State, and, though the second set was closer at 26-24, the Cougars were ultimately beaten 25-14 in the third set to give the Nittany Lions the sweep.

This was BYU’s first appearance at Volleyball National Championship, and they reached the final match despite being unseeded.

They beat No. 2 seeded Texas in an upset match that went for 4 sets on Thursday to reach the championship match, and they also knocked off No. 14 Nebraska, No. 6 Florida State, No. 11 Arizona and Seton Hall during the championships.

Prior to Saturday’s match, BYU had won 12 straight matches, not having lost since October 30 when they played Santa Clara–according to byucougars.com

Tune in to FOX 13 News at 9 p.m. for more coverage from the game.