Behrend soccer teams win Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament

September 07, 2021

ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend’s soccer teams opened the 2021 season with wins at the Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament. The men’s team defeated Baldwin Wallace, 4-1, in the title game; the women’s team defeated Wooster, 3-1.

Cameron Eckberg, a senior from Westmoreland City, was named MVP of the men’s tournament. Trinity Prestash, a freshman from Philipsburg, won MVP honors in the women’s bracket.

Other highlights from the week:

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 4, Baldwin Wallace 1

Penn State Behrend 6, SUNY Morrisville 0

Fredonia 1, Penn State Behrend 0 (OT)

Cameron Eckberg, a senior from Westmoreland City, scored back-to-back goals against SUNY Morrisville. Chris Profaca, a freshman from Basking Ridge, New Jersey, added two more.

Women’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 3, Wooster 1

Penn State Behrend 3, Baldwin Wallace 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Allegheny 0

The victory over Wooster was the 200th career win for Behrend Coach Patrick O’Driscoll.

Men’s cross-country

Third (of four teams) at the Houghton Invitational

Phoenix Myers, a senior from Erie, was the fastest of Behrend’s 11 runners. He placed eighth, finishing the 5K race in 16:20.59.

Women’s cross-country

Third (of four teams) at the Houghton Invitational

Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, paced the Lions, finishing 13th in a field of 45 runners. She completed the 4K race in 16:16.09.

Women’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, SUNY Canton 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Alfred 0

Penn State Behrend 3, SUNY Potsdam 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Thiel 0

Maddie Clapper, a graduate student from Hollidaysburg, served seven aces in a row against SUNY Canton. She had a team-best 12 digs against Alfred. Keely Hering, a senior from North East, had a team-best 13 digs and 12 kills against Potsdam.

Men’s golf

Third (of 10 teams) at the Pitt-Bradford Invitational

Phil Pedano, a freshman from Erie, placed fourth in a field of 51 golfers. He shot a 75.

Men’s water polo

Washington & Jefferson 19, Penn State Behrend 8

Ryan Kenney, a junior from Skippack, led the Lions with four goals. Leyton Vrono, a freshman from Murrieta, California, made six saves.

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

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Last Updated September 07, 2021