Behrend athletic teams open fall season with victories

ERIE, Pa. — The men’s soccer team at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, won the Herb Lauffer Soccer Tournament with a 1-0 victory over SUNY Geneseo. The college’s golf, volleyball, tennis, cross country and water polo teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights.

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 4, Hiram 0

John Carroll 3, Penn State Behrend 1

Penn State Behrend 1, Geneseo 0

Penn State Behrend 3, DeSales 0

Four different players scored against Hiram on Sept. 10. Nick McKee, a junior from Bridgeville, was the first in the net.

Women’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 5, Fredonia 2

Penn State Behrend 1, Case Western 0

Oswego 2, Penn State Behrend 1

Baldwin Wallace 3, Penn State Behrend 1

Penn State Behrend 2, Ithaca 1

The Lions scored three goals in 15 minutes against Fredonia. Olivia Belack, a senior from Upper St. Clair, and Jordan Oberlander, a senior from Waterford, each had two goals in the game.

Women’s tennis

Fredonia 8, Penn State Behrend 1

Penn State Behrend 6, Pitt-Bradford 3

Penn State Behrend 5, La Roche 4

Penn State Behrend 8, Medaille 1

Penn State Behrend 6, Medaille 3

Men’s golf

Ninth (of 18 teams) at the Allegheny Invitational

First (of 16 teams) at the Pitt-Bradford Invitational

Sean Sculley, a senior from Waterford, won the Pitt-Bradford Invitational with a low score of 74. Ryan Matlock, a senior from Erie, was fourth, with a 75.

Women’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Alfred 1

Bethany 3, Penn State Behrend 0

St. John Fisher 3, Penn State Behrend 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Oswego 1

Grove City 3, Penn State Behrend 2

Penn State Behrend 3, Norwich 0

MIT 3, Penn State Behrend 0

Oswego 3, Penn State Behrend 1

Hannah Saunders, a senior from Elizabeth, was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Northwest PA Challenge Tournament. She had 105 assists, 27 digs, 24 kills, 11 blocks and three aces.

Men’s water polo

Mercyhurst 10, Penn State Behrend 5

Penn State Behrend 9, Washington & Jefferson 7

Grant Garcia, a junior from Kingsburg, California, scored five goals against Washington & Jefferson. The Lions never trailed in that game.

Men’s cross country

Second (of 10 teams) at the Fisher Invitational at Westminster College

Dylan Buffington, a senior from Brookville, won the Fisher Invitational with a time of 25:28.28.

Women’s cross country

Third (of nine teams) at the Fisher Invitational at Westminster College

Savanna Carr, a freshman from Franklin, placed third with a time of 23:38.17.

Scores, results and updates about Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.

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Last Updated September 13, 2017