Penn State Behrend’s athletics teams have resumed intercollegiate and exhibition play, with increased COVID-19 testing of student-athletes and restrictions on attendance at all home events. The college’s teams are abiding by all NCAA guidelines regarding the safe conduct of sports during the pandemic.
The Penn State Behrend men’s golf team placed second at the Penn State Altoona Spring Invitational. Ryan Meyer, a sophomore from Sewickley, and Alex Pol, a junior from Erie, tied for third overall, with season-low scores of 77. The team will compete in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships on April 18.
Other highlights from the week:
Penn State Behrend 10, Penn State Altoona 5
Penn State Behrend 10, Penn State Altoona 6
Penn State Behrend 7, Pitt-Bradford 0
Pitt-Bradford 13, Penn State Behrend 2
Josh Wagner, a senior from South Park, made his 100th career hit in the opener against Penn State Altoona. Juston Jones, a sophomore from Moon Township, batted 3-for-4 in the game, with three runs.
Penn State Behrend 8, Pitt-Greensburg 0 (5 innings)
Penn State Behrend 12, Pitt-Greensburg 2 (5 innings)
Penn State Altoona 6, Penn State Behrend 3
Penn State Behrend 10, Penn State Altoona 0 (6 innings)
Carnegie Mellon 6, Penn State Behrend 2
Penn State Behrend 5, Carnegie Mellon 4
The Lions scored six runs in the fifth inning of the opener against Pitt-Greensburg. Mackenzie McIntire, a senior from Stoneboro, batted 5-for-5 for the day, earning a double and three RBIs.
Men’s track and field
The Behrend team took the top four spots in the pole vault at the Early Season Invitational at Alfred State. Jack Georgetson, a senior from Aliquippa, finished first, clearing a height of 4.40 meters. Matt Michael, a senior from Erie, won the shot put, throwing 14.37 meters.
Women’s track and field
Haley Felton, a freshman from Midway, placed third in the javelin at the Early Season Invitational at Alfred State. She made a 28.62-meter throw. Madison Kappeler, a freshman from Cecil, placed third in the pole vault, clearing a height of 2.90 meters.
Hiram 3, Penn State Behrend 2
Penn State Behrend 3, Geneva 0
The Lions placed second in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference tournament, falling to Hiram in five sets. Colin Dedert, a senior from Pittsburgh, had a career-high 24 kills. Diego Ortiz, a sophomore from San Juan, Puerto Rico, had 34 assists.
Mount Union 3, Penn State Behrend 1
Mercyhurst 3, Penn State Behrend 2
Penn State Behrend 7, Penn State Altoona 2
Kyle Thomas, a senior from Erie, won at No. 1 singles, finishing 6-3, 6-4. He and Noah Colvin, a senior from Warren, won at No. 1 doubles, finishing 8-2.
Penn State Behrend 6, Penn State Altoona 3
Audra Carnes, a freshman from Fairview, and Erica Jasinski, a sophomore from Fairview, won at No. 2 doubles, finishing 8-0. Carnes also won at No. 4 singles, finishing 6-1, 6-1.
Allegheny 84, Penn State Behrend 73
Allegheny 67, Penn State Behrend 65
Allegheny 81, Penn State Behrend 76
Scores, updates and video links for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.