Audio: Pavlik reacts to No. 14 Penn State rallying to beat No. 5/5 Lewis

All it took was a massive comeback for No. 14 Penn State to earn its first road victory against a top-five national ranked team in 10 years.

Penn State rallied from a two-game deficit and losing a 26-point overtime in the second game to beat No. 5/5 Lewis 22-25, 36-38, 25-14, 25-20, 15-12 on Saturday in Romeoville, Illinois.


The Nittany Lions finished with nine aces while defensively not allowing ace the entire match.

Outside attacker Bobby Wilden and opposite Calvin Mende each had a match-high three aces along with 16 kills against Lewis. In addition, outside attacker Brett Wildman led the Nittany Lions with 17 kills on a .364 attack percentage.

Lewis outside attacker Ryan Coenen in the loss had a match-high 21 kills and hit .311.

Check out Off the Block’s postmatch interview with Penn State coach Mark Pavlik following this non-conference victory.