Members of the Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team celebrate a win.

The women's volleyball team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title, defeating La Roche in five sets.

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Behrend volleyball, soccer teams win AMCC titles

ERIE, Pa. — The women’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, won Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference titles on Nov. 4 and 5. The volleyball team won 15 of its final 16 matches leading up to the title game against La Roche; the Lions won again there, taking the title in five sets: 25-19, 23-25, 17-25, 25-17 and 15-7. The soccer team defeated Franciscan, winning its seventh-consecutive AMCC championship.

The college’s swimming and diving and wrestling teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Women’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, La Roche 2

Penn State Behrend 3, Pitt-Bradford 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Mt. Aloysius 0

Rachel Frye, a senior from Leechburg, had 10 kills on 20 attempts against Pitt-Bradford. She had nine kills against Mt. Aloysius.

Women’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 3, Franciscan 2

Penn State Behrend 0, D’Youville 0 (Behrend wins, 4-3, on penalty kicks)

Olivia Belack, a senior from Upper St. Clair, scored in the 88th minute to lead the Lions past Franciscan in the AMCC title game, giving the team its seventh-consecutive conference title. The Lions face Ohio Northern in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 1, Medaille 1 (Medaille wins, 5-4, on penalty kicks)

Penn State Behrend 4, Franciscan 1

The Lions forced two overtimes against Medaille before falling on penalty kicks, 5-4, in the AMCC title game. The team advances to the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament, which begins Nov. 11.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 155, Chatham 46

Michael Bauer, a freshman from Northampton, won the 100 and 200 breaststroke races and was part of the 200 medley relay team, which also won. Matt Kuchcinski, a freshman from North East, won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

Women’s swimming and diving

Chatham 142, Penn State Behrend 110

Abigail Witmer, a sophomore from Herndon, Virginia, won the 200 backstroke, finishing in 2:22.13. She finished second in three other events.

Men’s wrestling

Three Penn State Behrend wrestlers — Jake Paulson, Brandon Miller and Zachary Ishman — won matches at the Clarion Open. The competition, which included Division I and II teams, was Behrend’s first varsity wrestling event since 1978.

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