Behrend soccer team rebounds after season's first loss

A Penn State Behrend soccer player runs toward the ball.

Richard Blanchard, a junior from Erie, scored his first collegiate hat trick in an Oct. 12 win over Penn State Altoona.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. – A single goal by Medaille – on the team’s only shot of the game – snapped an 11-game winning streak for the Penn State Behrend men's soccer team. The Lions responded with 11 goals in their next two games.

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

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 4, Pitt-Bradford 1

Penn State Behrend 7, Penn State Altoona 1

Medaille 1, Penn State Behrend 0

Richard Blanchard, a junior from Erie, scored a hat trick against Penn State Altoona.

Women’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 2, Penn State Altoona 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Medaille 0

Bella Sestito, a freshman from Jefferson Hills, scored twice against Medaille. Payton Porter, a sophomore from State College, scored on a bicycle kick against Penn State Altoona.

Men’s golf

Third (of nine teams) at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships

The Lions had three golfers in the top 10 at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club. Garrett Schlick, a senior from Harmony, led the team with a two-day score of 159.

Women’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Hilbert 0

The Lions are undefeated in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play. Kristin Reiland, a sophomore from Fairview, led the team against Hilbert with eight kills, six aces and six digs.

Women’s tennis

Washington & Jefferson 8, Penn State Behrend 1

Westminster 9, Penn State Behrend 0

Emma Martin, a freshman from Mars, earned the lone win against Washington & Jefferson. She competed at No. 6 singles.

Men’s swimming

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

Chase Bietz, a sophomore from Clearfield, won the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 59.29. Quinn Fischer, a senior from Fairview, won the 500 freestyle, finishing in 4:58.60. He beat the field by nearly seven seconds.

Women’s swimming

Fifth (of five teams) at the Grove City Fall Classic

Marcella Puglia, a sophomore from Beaver Falls, placed third in the 500 freestyle, finishing in 5:41.93. She was fifth in the 1,650 freestyle, finishing in 19:35.67.

Women’s bowling

Seventh (of eight teams) at the Grapevine Classic

Brianna Lundy, a senior from North Huntingdon, finished the two-day tournament ranked second in a field of 60 bowlers. Her average score was 185.60.

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