“The East Has Risen”: Third Time the Charm as Lions Claim Title

HONOLULU, HI, December 18, 1999. “In just one hour and twenty minutes, the top-ranked Penn State women’s volleyball team erased memories of five game losses in the previous two title matches by sweeping Stanford for the first NCAA volleyball national championship in school history. The Nittany Lions defeated the Cardinal 15-2, 15-10, 15-7 in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,252 fans at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii.” More from gopsusports.com

In game 1, Penn State took the first eight points, winning 15-2. The Nittany Lions had 10 team blocks in game 1 and hit .258, with Stanford totalling 19 hitting errors. Things looked better for Stanford in the second game, as it led 3-1, but the Nittany Lions tied the game at 6, scored six straight points for a 12-6 lead, and won the game 15-10. At the start of this video, Penn State leads 11-6 in game 3.