Brandywine athletics week in review: Sept. 18-24

MEDIA, Pa. — Penn State Brandywine’s athletic teams kicked off conference play last week as the men’s soccer, women’s soccer, volleyball and cross country teams all got their first taste of PSUAC competition.

Brandywine women’s soccer is now 5-0-1 on the season after handling Penn State Hazleton by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The Lions received three goals from sophomore Brianna Banks and two each from freshmen Noelle Conforti and Averie Florschutz.

The team is unbeaten in six matches this fall and its last 17 regular season matches dating back to 2016. It is the fifth-longest, active regular-season unbeaten streak at all levels of collegiate women’s soccer. The Lions have also won 14-straight PSUAC matches.

Brandywine plays its final road match of the season on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Penn State Schuylkill before hosting Southern State on Saturday.

Brandywine men’s soccer played three times last week, winning two, including its conference opener over Penn State New Kensington on Saturday, Sept. 23. Freshman Chris Riebman scored all three of the goals during the match.

The men’s soccer team continued its winning ways against conference foes as the Lions are unbeaten in 21-straight matches (20-0-1) dating back to Sept. 19, 2015.

The volleyball squad faced two of the top teams in the PSUAC and came away with a pair of straight-set victories, winning 3-0 at Penn State Mont Alto before claiming a home triumph over Penn State Lehigh Valley by the same score on Saturday.

Brandywine is one of the five PSUAC teams without a conference loss on its ledger. The Lions will face three of the additional four unbeaten teams this week with a road trip to Penn State Schuylkill on Thursday beginning a streak of seven-straight league matches over the next two weeks.

The Lions will be at home Saturday and Sunday for its annual Dig Pink quad matches. The team, which has raised over $1,000 for breast cancer awareness each of the last three years, will once again partner with the Side-Out Foundation to try to knock out breast cancer. Brandywine will host unbeaten Penn State Beaver and Penn State Fayette in addition to Penn State Greater Allegheny and Penn State New Kensington this weekend.

The Brandywine men’s cross-country team endured the heat at Penn State Mont Alto’s annual invitational on Saturday during the team’s first taste of conference competition. The Lions finished third in the team standings and were led by junior John Li, who ran to a fifth-place finish.

Brandywine will have a week off to prepare for its annual home cross country invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Last Updated September 29, 2017