IPFW's brief run through ranked opponents came to an end Saturday with a 3-0 loss at No. 3-ranked Long Beach State.
The Mastodons (9-8) had beaten No. 15 George Mason on Thursday, and prior to that, downed No. 10 Penn State.
IPFW took Long Beach State into an extra point in the first set, losing 26-24, and lost the next two sets 25-17 and 25-20.
Eddie Rivera led IPFW with 11 kills, and Andy Sellan had 10.
The Mastodons return home with a Thursday match against Ball State, and will face Ohio State on Saturday.