Saturday, August 27, 2011

Two record streaks in women's sports came to an end last night.

Penn State's women's volleyball team, which has won the last four NCAA national titles, had its 94-match home winning streak ended by Oregon, 3 games to 1. For the Ducks, who've long been in the shadow of Pac 10 (now 12) rivals Stanford, Cal, USC, UCLA, and Washington, this is quite a stunning win.

Meanwhile, out on the left coast, the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA snapped its 20-game losing streak by edging the Los Angeles Sparks 77-75. The veteran Sheryl Swoopes, whose illustrious career includes leading the Texas Tech Lady Raiders to the 1993 NCAA women's basketball title, winning three Olympic gold medals, and capturing four WNBA rings with the now-defunct Houston Comets, hit a buzzer beater for the win.

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