Behrend runner Savanna Carr advances to NCAA championship

November 19, 2019

ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend runner Savanna Carr qualified for the NCAA national championship race after placing eighth in a field of 349 runners at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional in Bethlehem. Carr, a junior from Franklin, finished the 6K race in 21:52.7.

Penn State Behrend’s soccer, volleyball, basketball and wrestling teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s soccer

Kenyon 5, Penn State Behrend 0

Goalkeeper Matt Warnaka, a senior from Beaver Falls, made six saves in the loss to Kenyon in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament. The Lions ended their season with a 19-2 record.

Women’s soccer

McDaniel 6, Penn State Behrend 0

The Lions lost to McDaniel in the first round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament. The team ended its season with a 10-8-2 record.

Women’s volleyball

Stockton 3, Penn State Behrend 0

Kristin Reiland, a sophomore from Fairview, had a team-best 10 kills in the loss, which came in the first round of the NCAA Division III championships. She added seven digs and two assists.

Men’s cross-country

Tenth (of 51 teams) at the NCAA Mid-East Regional

Phoenix Myers, a junior from Erie, placed 32nd in a field of 360 runners. He finished the 8K race in 25:41.3. Zach Wortman, a junior from St. Marys, placed 43rd, with a time of 26:00.5.

Women’s cross-country

Twenty-third (of 49 teams) at the NCAA Mid-East Regional

Riley Crissman, a senior from Bradford, placed 57th in a field of 349 runners. She finished the 6K race in 23:08.7.

Men’s basketball

Penn State Behrend 94, Thiel 73

Devin Pope, a sophomore from Ripley, New York, scored a career-high 25 points. Derrick Clark, a senior from Erie, added 23.

Women’s basketball

Wittenberg 65, Penn State Behrend 60

Penn State Behrend 100, Cazenovia 49

The Lions lost to Wittenberg in the championship game at the Behrend Tip-Off Tournament. Caitlin Carnuche, a sophomore from New Castle, led the team with 19 points. She scored a career-high 32 points against Cazenovia.


Wisconsin-Stevens Point 48, Penn State Behrend 9

Alma 55, Penn State Behrend 0

Adrian 53, Penn State Behrend 0

Ohio Northern 46, Penn State Behrend 12

William Brown, a freshman from Burgettstown, won by pin against Ohio Northern. He wrestles at 165 pounds. Cole Ruffo, a sophomore from Mercer, won on points, 6-3, against Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He wrestles at 149 pounds.

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Last Updated November 19, 2019