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 finished 7-13 in Big Ten play for the third-straight season.
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.
Erin Morrissey led the Terps with 12 kills.
The Terps have lost seven of their last nine games.
The Terps won away from College Park for the first time since their 3-1 victory at Rutgers on Sept. 27.
The Terps claimed their first victory since they defeated No. 16 Minnesota on Oct. 6
Friday was the Terps' first five-set loss this season. They were previously 4-0.
The Terps' losing streak is their longest of the season.