Behrend swimmers complete first undefeated season

A Penn State Behrend male swimmer competes in a race.

The Penn State Behrend men's swimming and diving team completed its first undefeated dual-meet season with a 164-98 win over St. Vincent.

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ERIE, Pa. -- The Penn State Behrend men’s swimming and diving team completed its first undefeated dual-meet season with a 164-98 win over St. Vincent. The team will compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships on Feb. 19.

The college’s basketball, volleyball, bowling, and track and field teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s basketball

Franciscan 54, Penn State Behrend 52

Penn State Behrend 66, Pitt-Greensburg 64

Kenny Fukon, a junior from Cranberry Township, scored a career-high 26 points against Franciscan. He also had nine rebounds.

Women’s basketball

Franciscan 57, Penn State Behrend 56

Pitt-Greensburg 65, Penn State Behrend 52

The Lions shot a season-high 85.7% from the foul line against Pitt-Greensburg. Kara Haslett, a sophomore from Baden, tied her career high for assists, with 10 – the most by any player in a game this season.

Men’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Randolph-Macon 2

Wells 3, Penn State Behrend 1

Mount Union 3, Penn State Behrend 2

Dillon Hildebrand, a senior from Red Lion, tallied 18 kills and 13 digs against Mount Union. He had 16 kills and 12 digs against Randolph Macon.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 164, St. Vincent 98

Penn State Behrend 114, Malone 67

Matt Karenbauer, a sophomore from Butler, won the 200 IM (2:04.68) and the 100 butterfly (54.29) against Malone. He also swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay.

Women’s swimming and diving

St. Vincent 178, Penn State Behrend 77

Malone 124, Penn State Behrend 58

Barbie Cessar, a sophomore from Slippery Rock, won the 200 breaststroke against St. Vincent. She finished in 2:37.37 – nearly five seconds ahead of the second-best swimmer. She also won the 200 IM.

Men’s track and field

Braeden Smith, a junior from Erie, won the high jump at the Kane Invitational, clearing a height of 2.02 meters. Nick LaChut, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, placed second in the pole vault, clearing a height of 4.51 meters. He qualified for the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference championships.

Women’s track and field

Emily Mischen, a senior from Gibsonia, set a personal record in the shot put at the Kane Invitational. She placed second with an 11.97-meter throw. Gabriella Loeffler, a senior from Pittsburgh, placed second in the 400-meter race, finishing in 1:00.46.

Women’s bowling

Fifth (of 10 teams) at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Round Robin.

The Lions opened the tournament with a win over La Roche, 743-715. They defeated Penn State Altoona by more than 200 pins, winning 793-563.

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