Behrend basketball team opens season 2-0

A Penn State Behrend basketball player prepares to take a layup.

The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team opened its 2022-23 season with wins over Bethany and Thiel.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend men’s basketball team opened its 2022-23 season with wins over Bethany and Thiel. Tommy DiRienzo, a junior from Pittsburgh, scored 21 points against Bethany and 18 against Thiel.

Behrend’s soccer, cross country, bowling, volleyball, water polo and wrestling teams were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 75, Bethany 49

Penn State Behrend 65, Thiel 50

R.J. Marsh, a senior from State College, scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds against Thiel.

Women’s basketball

Carnegie Mellon 68, Penn State Behrend 64

Penn State Behrend 80, Otterbein 67

Rachel Majewski, a sophomore from Erie, scored a career-high 25 points against Otterbein. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 1, Pitt-Greensburg 0

John Ziobro, a junior from Westtown, New York, scored in the 22nd minute, firing a shot into the lower left corner of the goal.

Men’s cross country

Fourteenth (of 24 teams) at the NCAA Division III Regional Meet

Kody Klein, a sophomore from North East, finished the 8K race in 26:39.2, placing 36th in a field of 172 runners.

Women’s cross country

Twelfth (of 24 teams) at the NCAA Division III Regional Meet

Olivia Nola, a sophomore from Erie, and Savanna Carr, a senior from Franklin, were named to the All-Region team. Nola finished the 6K race in 23:15.4, placing 17th in a field of 166 runners. Carr finished in 23:27.0, placing 20th.

Women’s volleyball

Cabrini 3, Penn State Behrend 2

Penn State Behrend 3, Grove City 1

Hannah Phillips, a junior from Pittsburgh, had 17 kills and a career-high 24 digs against Grove City. Kelli Hoffer, a senior from DuBois, had a career-high 27 digs against Cabrini.

Men’s water polo

Gannon 17, Penn State Behrend 11

Mercyhurst 14, Penn State Behrend 9

Jack Holl, a sophomore from Greenwich, Connecticut, scored six goals across the two games. Goalie Ethan Friedman, a freshman from Valley Center, California, made 22 saves.

Women’s bowling

Pitt-Bradford 736, Penn State Behrend 720

St. Vincent 846, Penn State Behrend 810

Penn State Altoona 781, Penn State Behrend 775

Penn State Behrend 778, Pitt-Bradford 639

St. Vincent 717, Penn State Behrend 710


Kyle Trim, a sophomore from Bemus Point, New York, and Zach Dellinger, a freshman from Williamsville, New York, each won two matches at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational. Trim, a heavyweight, won by pinfall in 2:06 and 0:48. Dellinger, who wrestles at 125 pounds, won by pin and with an 8-7 decision.

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