Behrend volleyball team wins four in straight sets and other sports scores

A Penn State Behrend volleyball player jumps to spike the ball over two blocking opponents.

The Penn State Behrend men’s volleyball team competed in non-conference tri-matches Feb. 5-6, winning four times without dropping a set.

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The Penn State Behrend men’s volleyball team competed in nonconference tri-matches Feb. 5-6, winning four times without dropping a set. The team is now 5-4.

Behrend’s basketball, track, swimming, bowling and wrestling teams also were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:

Men’s basketball

Hilbert 71, Penn State Behrend 70

Pitt-Greensburg 77, Penn State Behrend 66

RJ Marsh, a junior from State College, scored a career-high 22 points against Pitt-Greensburg. Seth Myers, a junior from Erie, scored 18 against Hilbert.

Women’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 78, Hilbert 42

Pitt-Greensburg 64, Penn State Behrend 49

Caitlin Carnuche, a senior from New Castle, scored 16 points against Hilbert. Rachel Majewski, a freshman from Erie, scored 11 against Pitt-Greensburg.

Men’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Immaculata 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Rosemont 0

Penn State Behrend 3, SUNY Potsdam 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Wilkes 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Thiel 2

Cody Schnur, a senior from Butler, had 15 kills on 26 attempts against Thiel. He also added six blocks. Setter Alex Jackson, a sophomore from Cochranton, had a season-best 25 assists. Diego Ortiz, a junior from San Juan, Puerto Rico, had 22 assists and 12 digs against Immaculata.

Men’s track and field

Samuel Hetrick, a sophomore from New Bethlehem, won the high jump at the Jud Logan Invitational in Ashland, Ohio, clearing a height of 2.10 meters. He now holds the No. 2 spot in the NCAA rankings. Braeden Smith, a senior from Erie, tied for second, clearing a height of 1.95 meters.

Women’s track and field

Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, placed 23rd in the mile run at the Jud Logan Invitational in Ashland, Ohio, finishing in 5:20.61. Ivy Laffan, a freshman from Waterford, placed 25th in the 400-meter run, finishing in 1:02.11.

Men’s swimming and diving

Gannon 174, Penn State Behrend 82

Cooper Thomas, a sophomore from Jamestown, New York, placed second in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing in 11:11.54. Justin Heller, a senior from Franklin, placed second in the 50 freestyle, finishing in 22.34.

Women’s swimming and diving

Gannon 215, Penn State Behrend 70

Barbie Cessar, a senior from Slippery Rock, placed second in the 100 breaststroke, finishing in 1:12.13, and in the 200 breaststroke, which she finished in 2:34.28. Maddie Duncan, a junior from Beaver Falls, finished second in the 1000 freestyle, finishing in 12:15.65.


Defiance 49, Penn State Behrend 6

Case Western Reserve 53, Penn State Behrend 0

Pitt-Bradford 33, Penn State Behrend 15

Heavyweight Joe Newara, a senior from Harborcreek, won by pin against Pitt-Bradford. Cole Ruffo, a senior from Mercer, won by decision, 5-3, in the 149-pound bout.

Women’s bowling

Penn State Behrend 899, New Jersey City 728

La Roche 771, Penn State Behrend 769

Penn State Behrend 784, Penn State Altoona 685

St. Vincent 910, Penn State Behrend 795

Penn State Behrend 757, Mt. Aloysius 729

Penn State Behrend 808, Pitt-Greensburg 769

Medaille 849, Penn State Behrend 760

Pitt-Bradford 800, Penn State Behrend 790

Ashley Debich, a sophomore from Leechburg, bowled a 196 against Pitt-Greensburg at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Round Robin in Bradford. Reegan Malis, a freshman from Butler, bowled a 196 against New Jersey City.

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