Lions Race Past Franciscan, Penn State Altoona

Lions Race Past Franciscan, Penn State Altoona

BUFFALO, NY – The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team earned a pair of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) wins with 3-0 decisions over Franciscan and Penn State Altoona on Saturday at Medaille.

Match One

Final Score: Penn State Behrend 3, Franciscan 0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-12)

Records: Penn State Behrend (8-7, 1-0 AMCC), Franciscan (1-14, 0-1 AMCC)

Key Moments:

* Behrend held Franciscan to six kills in the second set and three in the third
* The Lions hit a season-high .412 (45 kills, 10 errors, 85 attempts)
* Behrend went on a 10-3 run at the end of the first set to win 25-16
* Cara Zollars served the final five points in the third set to secure the win
* Freshman Kristin Reiland led with 12 kills on 18 attempts with no errors for a .667 attack percentage
* Senior setter Lexi Irwin had 11 kills on 13 attempts for a .846 attack percentage, while adding 34 assists

Match Two

Final Score: Penn State Behrend 3, Penn State Altoona 0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-18)

Records: Penn State Behrend (9-7, 2-0 AMCC), Penn State Altoona (3-10, 1-1 AMCC)

Key Moments:

* Reiland led once again in kills with eight, while adding six digs and three aces
* Alex Parra tallied a match-high seven blocks and four kills
* The Lions had double-digit kills in the first and second set (15, 10)
* Behrend broke open a two-point game with a 16-5 run in the first to win 25-12
* The Lions battled back from a 7-1 deficit in the second
* Irwin tallied 26 assists, seven digs and five kills
* Amanda Henry added seven kills and seven digs

Up Next:

* Behrend will host Medaille on Wednesday in the Junker Center. Match begins at 7 p.m.