Behrend cross country teams win AMCC championships

Five cross country runners advance through a course at Penn State Behrend.

The Penn State Behrend women's cross country team won the AMCC championships on Oct. 30. Five Behrend runners finished in the top 10.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

Penn State Behrend’s cross country teams won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships on Oct. 30. Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, won the individual women’s title.

Other scores and highlights from last week:

Men’s soccer

  • Medaille 1, Penn State Behrend 0

Goalkeeper Sam York, a junior from Akron, Ohio, made five saves – his most since a Sept. 29 win over John Carroll.

Women’s soccer

  • Penn State Behrend 7, Medaille 0

Brenna McGuire, a senior from McDonald, scored four goals against Medaille, three of them in the first 12 minutes of the game.

Men’s cross country

  • First (of five teams) at the AMCC championships in Alfred, New York

Phoenix Myers, a senior from Erie, led the Lions, finishing the 8K race in 29:47.63. He finished second in a field of 39 runners.

Women’s cross country

  • First (of seven teams) at the AMCC championships in Alfred, New York

Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, won the individual title, finishing the 6K race in 26:57.53. She was nearly two minutes faster than the second-best finisher.

Women’s volleyball

  • Penn State Behrend 3, Mt. Aloysius 0
  • Penn State Behrend 3, Medaille 0

For the second consecutive year, the Lions were undefeated in AMCC play. Kristin Reiland, a senior from Fairview, had 11 kills, six digs and five block assists against Mt. Aloysius. Dani Kosslow, a senior from Pittsburgh, added 31 assists and five aces.

Men’s swimming and diving

  • Alfred State 164, Penn State Behrend 130
  • Penn State Behrend 102, Chatham 50

Jake Schmidt, a graduate student from Erie, won three events against Alfred State: He finished first in the 100 freestyle (48.32), the 200 freestyle (1:48.73) and the 500 freestyle (5:08.58). He also swam a leg of the 400 free relay, which the Lions won.

Women’s swimming and diving

  • Penn State Behrend 162, Alfred State 123
  • Chatham 126, Penn State Behrend 105

The 400-meter free relay team – Marcella Puglia, Emma Webster, Aliya Webster and Bella Nadzam – won against Alfred State, finishing in 4:01.39. Julia Sank, a sophomore from North East, won the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events.

Men’s water polo

  • Gannon 21, Penn State Behrend 14

The 14 goals against Gannon were the most scored by the Lions in a game this season. Ryan Carpico, a freshman from Skippack; Eugene Kruger, a freshman from Alpharetta, Georgia; and Ryan Kenney, a junior from Skippack, each scored three.

Women’s bowling

  • Pitt-Bradford 825, Penn State Behrend 812
  • Pitt-Bradford 803-Penn State Behrend 700
  • Pitt-Bradford 4, Penn State Behrend 3 (Baker format)

Natalie Denny, a senior from Harborcreek, led the Lions with a total pinfall of 331. She also recorded a single-game high score of 191 points.

More information

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