Penn State 1979


GAA: .86 GPG: 3.29 MOV: 2.43

AIAW Runners-Up

The 1979 Lady Lions opened the season with three straight wins, including two over AIAW-bound teams, before a loss to Lock Haven broke the streak. Penn State responded with a seven-game streak that was broken by the reigning national champion West Chester. Led by All-Americans Candi Finn, Jeannie Fissinger, Char Morett and Jan Snyder, Penn State shut out three consecutive opponents to win the Mid-Atlantic regional tournament and enter the national championship as the favorite. Two of those wins were over AIAW-bound teams, giving the Lady Lions a record of 6-0 against teams that would play in the national tournament. Penn State shut out the first two opponents and then advanced to the national finals with an overtime win over Massachusetts.

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