In fact, the Bees fell to the brink in the fourth set, staring at a match point when down 24-23, only to fight it off. B'ville forced a 25-25 tie and, holding on to the serve, won 27-25 to send the contest to the final set.
Only there did Penfield take charge for good, leading through most of that fifth set and prevailing, 25-19, to keep B'ville from repeating.
Shannon Albright, in defeat, offered up 41 assists, eight digs and four kills. Help on the defensive side came from libero Danielle Sayler, who had 24 digs, while Liz Giromini had 20 digs and Sarah Klaben managed 16 digs.
On the front line, Paulina Rein led with 13 kills, with Allegra Lee Bell managing nine kills and four blocks. Sydnie Hamm, with eight kills, and Lexi Lagoy, with seven kills and two blocks, were close behind.