ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend women’s volleyball team opened its 2023 season with three wins at the Morrisville Tournament. Hannah Phillips, a senior from Pittsburgh, led the team with 40 kills, 37 digs and two aces across the three matches.
Behrend’s soccer, cross-country, golf and men’s water polo teams also were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:
North Central 5, Penn State Behrend 0
Penn State Behrend 1, Alfred 1 (Behrend advanced on penalty kicks, 4-2)
The Lions advanced to the title game at the Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament on penalty kicks. Goalkeeper Sam York, a senior from Akron, Ohio, made four saves. He made five more in the loss to North Central.
Carnegie Mellon 5, Penn State Behrend 0
Baldwin Wallace 3, Penn State Behrend 2
Kristi Buckenheimer, a senior from Beaver, scored on a penalty kick against Baldwin Wallace. Mia Zec, a senior from Cranberry Township, scored on a long ball with five minutes remaining in the game.
Second (of eight teams) at the Westminster Invitational
Kody Klein, a junior from North East, paced the Lions at the Westminster Invitational, finishing the 5K race in 16:23.20. He placed ninth in a field of 58 runners.
Fourth (of eight teams) at the Westminster Invitational
Olivia Nola, a junior from Erie, finished the 5K race in 19:29.37. She placed fifth in a field of 58 runners. Lindsey Hartle, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, placed seventh, finishing in 19:45.20.
Penn State Behrend 3, Morrisville 1
Penn State Behrend 3, Widener 1
Penn State Behrend 3, Geneva 1
Setter Meg Goodsel, a senior from Corry, had 34 assists and 12 digs against Geneva. Sarah Nobach, a sophomore from Athens, Michigan, added 13 digs.
Ninth (of 12 teams) at the Wooster Gatorade Intercollegiate Tournament
Jake Caldwell, a senior from Belle Vernon, placed 13th in a field of 59 golfers. He carded a two-day score of 148.
Men’s water polo
Penn State Behrend 16, Caltech 4
Salem 21, Penn State Behrend 7
Ohio State 16, Penn State Behrend 15 (2 OT)
Gannon 14, Penn State Behrend 9
The Lions earned a win — the first for new head coach Gina-Bella Mata’afa — on the second day of the Washington & Jefferson Invitational. Jack Holl, a junior from Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ryan Kenney, a senior from Skippack, each scored four goals.
Scores, updates and video links for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.