Penn State Behrend’s cross country teams won the Behrend Invitational on Sept. 17, defeating teams from Alfred and Westminster. The men took the top four spots in the 8K race. The women, running a 6K, placed six runners in the top 10.
Scores and highlights from the week:
Men’s cross country
First (of three teams) at the Penn State Behrend Invitational
Top finishers from Penn State Behrend: Phoenix Myers, a senior from Erie, Pennsylvania, won the 8K race, finishing in 27:12.3. Aidan Domencic, a junior from Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, placed second, finishing in 28:24.4.
Women’s cross country
First (of two teams) at the Penn State Behrend Invitational
Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, Pennsylvania, who is attending Penn State Behrend, placed second in the 6K race, finishing in 25:57.1
Penn State Behrend 2, Mt. Aloysius 0
Penn State Behrend 2, Grove City 0
Goalkeeper Sam York, a junior from Akron, Ohio, made six saves against Grove City. He added five more against Mt. Aloysius, earning his fourth win of the season.
Penn State Behrend 1, Mt. Aloysius 0
Penn State Behrend 2, Mt Union 1
The Lions outshot Mt. Aloysius 23-5. Brenna McGuire, a senior from McDonald, Pennsylvania, scored the game-winner against Mt. Union with a low shot to the left corner in the game’s 78th minute.
Penn State Behrend 3, Kean 1
Penn State Behrend 3, Brooklyn 0
Penn State Behrend 3, Grove City 1
The Lions scored 17 service aces against Brooklyn – the second-highest number of the season. Maddie Clapper, a graduate student from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, had 30 digs against Grove City, including nine in the second set.
Third (of nine teams) at the Mountain Valley Collegiate Classic
Alex Pol, a senior from Erie, led the Lions on both days of the two-day tournament, carding a 76 and a 74. He tied for fifth overall, in a field of 60 golfers.
Penn State Behrend 8, Pitt-Greensburg 1
Jonathon Laier, a freshman from Lansing, Michigan, and Mitchell May, a junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, won a tiebreaker at No. 1 doubles, finishing 8-7 (7-4). May also won at No. 2 singles.
Pitt-Greensburg 7, Penn State Behrend 2
Penn State Behrend 9, La Roche 0
Erica Jasinski, a junior, and Audra Carnes, a sophomore, both from Fairview, Pennsylvania, won at No. 1 doubles against Pitt-Greensburg, finishing 8-6. Jasinski won at No. 1 singles against La Roche, finishing with scores of 6-1, 6-3.
Scores, updates and video links for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at psblions.com.