State College won the first two sets but could not hang on, falling 3-2 to Central Dauphin on Thursday night.
“We were up in the fifth but unforced errors took the wind out of us,” State College coach Kim-Li Kimel said.
John Weakland led the Little Lions with 19 kills and eight digs. Brandon Kuruzovich added 36 assists.
State College (3-2) will travel to Bishop Guilfoyle on Friday.