BUFFALO, NY – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball team recorded a 3-0 (27-25, 25-20, 25-23) win over D'Youville in non-conference action on Wednesday night.
The win marks the third straight-set win over the Spartans (6-15) this season. The Lions (11-10) recorded 16 kills in the first set and 13 in the third, while forcing 14 D'Youville errors in the second set for the victory.
The Spartans led by as many as six in the first set at 19-13. Behrend went on an 11-2 run for a 24-21 lead off a kill from Tyler Herrmann (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley), his third kill over a stretch of five points. D'Youville managed to even the match at 25-all, before a kill from Cody Geis (Mechanicsburg, PA/Cumberland Valley) and another from JP Goodsel (Corry, PA/Corry) for the two-point win.
Behrend never trailed in the second set. Five D'Youville errors combined with a block from Geis and Herrmann got the Lions ahead 18-11. Kills from Anthony Sprentz (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley), Herrmann and the eventual set winner from Hildebrand made it 25-20 for a 2-0 lead in the match.
Similar to the first set, the Spartans grabbed a 19-13 lead and Behrend battled back down the stretch thanks to four kills from Hildebrand for the sweep at 25-23.
Sprentz finished with 27 assists, six digs, two kills and two blocks.
The Lions return to action on Friday against Wilson, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Junker Center.