Behrend bowlers earn first conference playoff berth

A Penn State Behrend bowler prepares to roll the ball.

The Penn State Behrend women's bowling team earned its first AMCC playoff berth with a 6-3 finish at the Round Robin tournament in Altoona.

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The Penn State Behrend women’s bowling team earned its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference playoff berth with a 6-3 record at the AMCC Round Robin tournament in Altoona. All sports events have been canceled, including the AMCC tournament, due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

The college’s basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, track and field and water polo teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights.

Men’s basketball

Westminster 95, Penn State Behrend 94 (3OT)

Westminster pulled ahead with 2.3 seconds remaining in the third overtime to knock the Lions out of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament. Devin Pope, a sophomore from Ripley, New York, led the Lions with 26 points.

Women’s basketball

Cabrini 100, Penn State Behrend 64

Penn State Behrend 69, Westminster 61

Caitlin Carnuche, a sophomore from New Castle, scored 29 points against Cabrini – 15 of them in the first quarter. She scored 22 against Westminster.


Penn State Behrend 6, Cairn 4

Penn State Behrend 9, Cairn 8

Spalding 3, Penn State Behrend 2

Braden Paulinellie, a sophomore from DuBois, hit a double and a triple in the first game against Cairn, driving in five RBIs.


Heidelberg 5, Penn State Behrend 3

Mt. St. Joseph 1, Penn State Behrend 0

Mackenzie McIntire, a junior from Stoneboro, scored a solo home run against Heidelberg. She finished the game with two hits and one RBI.

Men’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Greenville 0

Penn Sate Behrend 3, North Park 0

Dillon Hildebrand, a senior from Red Lion, served nine consecutive points – four of them aces – to build an 18-9 lead in the first set against Greenville. Diego Ortiz, a sophomore from San Juan, Puerto Rico, added 21 assists and five digs.

Men’s track and field

Ninth (of 34 teams) at the All-Atlantic Regional Championships

Braeden Smith, a junior from Erie, placed third in the high jump, clearing a height of 2.04 meters. Phoenix Myers, a junior from Erie, placed fifth in the mile run, finishing in 4:19.89.

Women’s track and field

Third (of 32 teams) at the All-Atlantic Regional Championships

Savanna Carr, a junior from Franklin, placed third in the mile run, finishing in 5:12.26 – a school record. Jenna Shelton, a senior from Cabot, placed third in the 800-meter race, finishing in 2:17.10.

Women’s bowling

Brianna Lundy, a senior from North Huntingdon, led the AMCC Round Robin tournament with a 193.56 average. She scored more than 200 points in five of her games.

Women’s water polo

Occidental 19, Penn State Behrend 8

Pomona-Pitzer 14, Penn State Behrend 4

La Verne 17, Penn State Behrend 4

Shannon Young, a freshman from Roseville, California, scored three goals against Occidental. Chloe Dodgen, a freshman from Riverside, California, made eight saves against Pomona-Pitzer.

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