The Terps recorded a winning percentage of .500 or better and recorded seven Big Ten wins for the third straight season, but haven't reached coach Adam Hughes' lofty ambitions.
The Terps have lost their last 25 matches against Penn State. Their last win over the Nittany Lions came in 1983.
Russ transferred to the Terps from Pitt and has thrived in College Park.
Anastasia Russ has lifted Maryland volleyball’s vibes in her role as unofficial DJ with a diverse playlist.
The Terps won away from College Park for the first time since their 3-1 victory at Rutgers on Sept. 27.
Friday was the Terps' first five-set loss this season. They were previously 4-0.
The Terps have lost three straight in Big Ten play while struggling on offense.
The Terps fell to 3-4 in Big Ten play ahead of a critical matchup against No. 1 Wisconsin.
The Terps are on pace to finish 10-10 in conference play, which could grant them their first postseason berth since 2005.
The Terps hit .098, their lowest single-game mark since coach Adam Hughes took over in 2018.