Behrend water polo team finishes third at CWPA Eastern championships

A Penn State Behrend water polo player throws the ball

Sophomore Matt Olimski scored the go-ahead goal against Washington and Jefferson with just two seconds remaining in the game.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. — The men’s water polo team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, finished third at the Collegiate Water Polo Association's Division III Eastern championships. Matt Olimski, a sophomore from Saline, Michican, scored the go-ahead goal against Washington and Jefferson College with just two seconds left in the game.

The college’s soccer, cross-country, volleyball, swimming, tennis and bowling teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 2, Franciscan 1

Penn State Behrend 6, Penn State Altoona 0

Penn State Behrend 8, Pitt-Bradford 0

Logan Brinsky, a freshman from Pittsburgh, scored three goals against Pitt-Bradford.

Women’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 4, Penn State Altoona 0

Penn State Behrend 4, Pitt-Bradford 0

Brenna McGuire, a freshman from McDonald, scored twice against Altoona. She has a team-high 14 goals for the season.

Men’s cross-country

Seventeenth (of 27 teams) at the Oberlin College Invitational

Zachary Tingley, a freshman from Stoneboro, finished the 8K race in 26:55.0. He was 57th in a field of 309 runners.

Women’s cross-country

Sixteenth (of 26 teams) at the Oberlin College Invitational

Riley Crissman, a junior from Bradford, led the Lions with a 6K time of 22:29.2. She finished eighth in a field of 313 runners.

Women’s volleyball

La Roche 3, Penn State Behrend 2

Penn State Behrend 3, D’Youville 0

Kristin Reiland, a freshman from Fairview, had 11 kills on 13 attempts against D’Youville. She also scored three aces.

Men’s swimming and diving

Third (of four teams) at the Grove City Fall Classic

Chase Bietz, a freshman from Clearfield, won the 50 freestyle, the 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley.

Women’s swimming and diving

Fourth (of four teams) at the Grove City Fall Classic

Men’s water polo

Penn State Behrend 12, Washington and Jefferson 11

Penn State Behrend 15, Connecticut College 13

Johns Hopkins 19, Penn State Behrend 7

Isaak Hatopp, a junior from Saline, Michigan, scored five goals against Connecticut College. He scored three more against Washington and Jefferson College.

Women’s tennis

Washington and Jefferson 9, Penn State Behrend 0

Women’s bowling

Twentieth (of 20 teams) at the Bud Whitman Invitational at Kutztown University

Brianna Lundy, a junior from North Huntington, averaged 179.6 points on the second day of the tournament. In the fourth match, against Caldwell, she scored a 247.

Scores, results and updates for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at