Behrend women win opening round of Herb Lauffer Memorial tournament

The Penn State Behrend women's soccer team defeated Baldwin Wallace in the opening round of the Herb Lauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament. Credit: Penn State Behrend / Penn StateCreative Commons

ERIE, Pa. — The women’s soccer team at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, defeated Baldwin Wallace for the first time since 2014, earning a spot in the final at the Herb Lauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament.

The Behrend men’s team also was in action last week, as were the college’s volleyball, golf, tennis, cross-country and water polo teams. Here are the highlights:

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 0, SUNY Geneseo 0 (2OT)

Penn State Behrend 2, Houghton 1

The Lions won the opening match of the Herb Lauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament with a go-ahead goal in the 72nd minute. Houghton’s final attempt — a header that entered the net at the buzzer — was ruled ineligible, as time had expired.

Women’s soccer

Otterbein 2, Penn State Behrend 0

Penn State Behrend 2, Baldwin Wallace 0

The Lions were runners-up in the Herb Lauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament. The opening-round win was the team’s first victory over Baldwin Wallace since 2014.

Men’s cross-country

Third place at the Fischer Invitational at Westminster College

Zach Wortman, a sophomore from St. Mary’s, placed seventh in a field of 73 runners. He finished in 27:06.19.

Women’s cross-country

Third place at the Fischer Invitational at Westminster College

Savanna Carr, a sophomore from Franklin, won the women’s race, leading a field of 104 runners. She finished in 23:40.66. Riley Crissman, a junior from Bradford, finished fifth, with a time of 24:17.26.

Women’s volleyball

Oswego 3, Penn State Behrend 2

Morrisville State 3, Penn State Behrend 1

Penn State Behrend 3, SUNY Poly 0

Penn State Behrend 3, Buffalo State 0                

Madison Clapper, a sophomore from Hollidaysburg, had a career-high 32 digs against Morrisville State. She added nine assists.

Men’s golf

First (of 16 teams) at the Pitt-Bradford Fall Invitational

Noah Kunst, a senior from Kittanning, won the event with a low score of 70, which was 2 under par. Jack Perfett, a sophomore from Moon Township, finished third, with a 72.

Women’s tennis

D’Youville 7, Penn State Behrend 2

Medaille 8, Penn State Behrend 1

Kirin Bean, a freshman from Erie, and Hadley Howell, a freshman from Harborcreek, won a tiebreaker at third doubles, finishing 9-8 (16-14).

Men’s water polo

Washington & Jefferson 8, Penn State Behrend 7

Gannon 11, Penn State Behrend 6

Mercyhurst 16, Penn State Behrend 9

Goalkeeper Matt Olimski, a sophomore from San Diego, made 19 saves and had two steals against Washington & Jefferson.

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

Last Updated September 07, 2018