ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend men’s volleyball team won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship, defeating Geneva, 3-1. The team ends the season with a 22-7 record. The Lions will face Springfield in the NCAA Division III tournament on April 15.
Behrend’s baseball, softball, track and field, tennis and water polo teams also were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:
- Pitt-Greensburg 16, Penn State Behrend 5
- Penn State Behrend 12, Pitt-Greensburg 8
- Penn State Behrend 3, Mt. Aloysius 1
- Mt. Aloysius 7, Penn State Behrend 5 (11 innings)
The Lions scored 10 runs in the first inning of the nightcap against Pitt-Greensburg. Seven different players drove in a run.
- Medaille 4, Penn State Behrend 3 (8 innings)
- Medaille 3, Penn State Behrend 2
- Penn State Behrend 9, Hilbert 0
- Penn State Behrend 10, Hilbert 0
Kayla Salvini, a sophomore from McDonald, hit two triples and a double in the double-header against Medaille. Sierra Williams, a freshman from Grove City, hit her first collegiate home run in the opener against Hilbert, scoring three.
Men’s track and field
Ryan Festa, a sophomore from Horsham, set a personal record in the pole vault at the Westminster College Invitational, clearing a height of 4.42 meters. He qualified for the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Championships. Braeden Smith, a senior from Erie, won the high jump, clearing a height of 1.95 meters.
Women’s track and field
Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, won the mile run at the Westminster College Invitational. She finished in 18:32.40, qualifying for the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference Championships. Caroline Upham, a senior from Erie, placed second in the high jump, clearing a height of 1.50 meters.
- Penn State Behrend 3, Geneva 1 (AMCC championship match)
- Penn State Behrend 3, Penn State Altoona 1
JP Goodsel, a graduate student from Corry, had 20 kills and 18 digs in the championship match against Geneva. Diego Ortiz, a junior from San Juan, Puerto Rico, had 25 assists and 12 digs against Penn State Altoona.
- St. Vincent 7, Penn State Behrend 2
Jonathon Laier, a freshman from Lansing, Michigan, won in a tiebreaker at No. 1 singles, finishing with scores of 2-6, 6-4, and 12-10.
Women’s water polo
- Washington & Jefferson 11, Penn State Behrend 7
- Penn State Behrend 13, Grove City 12 (2OT)
- Penn State Behrend 10, Utica 5
- Penn State Behrend 18, Connecticut 8
Marley Persch, a freshman from Hudsonville, Michigan, scored four goals against Grove City and four more against Connecticut. Chloe Dodgen, a junior from Riverside, California, made 11 saves against Connecticut.
Scores, updates and video links for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.