Behrend water polo player sets career record for goals scored

March 11, 2019

ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend women’s water polo team won its first game of the season, beating Utica 14-8. Lauren Wood, a senior from Vernon Hills, Illinois, set a school record for career goals, with 159.

The college’s baseball, softball, wrestling, tennis, and track and field teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Baseball

Penn State Behrend 5, Eastern Nazarene 1

Hood 6, Penn State Behrend 2

Penn State Behrend 9, Elizabethtown 2

Monmouth 8, Penn State Behrend 5

Monmouth 5, Penn State Behrend 2

Houghton 7, Penn State Behrend 2

Lebanon Valley 6, Penn State Behrend 4

Pitcher Thomas Zbezinski, a freshman from Gibsonia, struck out 15 batters in seven innings against Hood. He gave up just three hits.

Softball

Muskingum 9, Penn State Behrend 3

St. Benedict 5, Penn State Behrend 1

Penn State Behrend 12, Emerson 2

Penn State Behrend 6, St. Joseph’s 5

Penn State Behrend 10, Ohio Northern 9

Penn State Behrend 9, Bluffton 5

Illinois College 7, Penn State Behrend 6

Penn State Behrend 3, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2

Kristen Kargol, a senior from Saegertown, hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning against Ohio Northern, giving the Lions the lead.

Men’s track and field

Braeden Smith, a sophomore from Erie, placed eighth in the high jump at the NCAA Division III track-and-field championships. He jumped a height of 2.06 meters, earning All-American honors. Jack Georgetson, a sophomore from Aliquippa, placed 15th in the pole vault.

Wrestling

Jake Paulson, a sophomore from Erie, lost twice at the NCAA Division III wrestling championships in Roanoke, Virginia. Paulson, who wrestles in the 184-pound weight class, was the first Behrend wrestler to advance to the championships. He finished the season with a 28-5 record.

Men’s tennis

Lebanon Valley 8, Penn State Behrend 1

Moravian 5, Penn State Behrend 4

Penn State Harrisburg 8, Penn State Behrend 1

St. Vincent 8, Penn State Behrend 1

Yiwen Liu, a freshman from Hong Kong, won his first collegiate match with a 6-4, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles against Penn State Harrisburg. Mitchell May, a freshman from Erie, and Noah Colvin, a junior from Warren, won at No. 2 doubles against Moravian.

Women’s tennis

Lebanon Valley 9, Penn State Behrend 0

Penn State Harrisburg 9, Penn State Behrend 0

Women’s water polo

Grove City 16, Penn State Behrend 9

Washington & Jefferson 17, Penn State Behrend 13

Connecticut College 16, Penn State Behrend 15

Penn State Behrend 14, Utica 8

Caltech 14, Penn State Behrend 11

Occidental 15, Penn State Behrend 8

Mackensie Robie, a freshman from Girard, made a season-high 14 saves in the loss to Grove City. She had seven saves, one steal and two assists against Utica.

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

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Last Updated March 11, 2019