Behrend Volleyball Falls to Mt. Union and Bethany

Behrend Volleyball Falls to Mt. Union and Bethany

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team fell to Mt. Union and Bethany on day two of the Behrend Invitational held in the Junker Center on Saturday.

Match One

Final Score: Mt. Union 3, Penn State Behrend 0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-18)

Records: Penn State Behrend (2-4), Mt. Union (5-2)

Key Moments:

* The Lions were ahead 8-5 in the second set thanks to an ace by Keely Hering (North East, PA/North East) and four attack errors by the Purple Raiders
* Hering and Caroline Upham (Erie, PA/Iroquois) each tallied five kills in the match
* Freshman Sarah Cole (Stoneboro, PA/Lakeview) made three solo blocks and had five total
* Madison Clapper (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg) had a team-best eight digs

Match Two

Final Score: Bethany 3, Penn State Behrend 1 (25-13, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22)

Records: Bethany (3-4), Penn State Behrend (2-5)

Key Moments:
* The Lions won the third set 25-19 to chip away at the Bisons lead
* Behrend hit .414 in the fourth set but fell short of the comeback
* Sophomore Dani Kosslow (Pittsburgh, PA/South Park) pushed out 17 assists
* Sophomore Kristin Reiland (Fairview, PA/Villa Maria Academy) led with 14 kills, while Clapper tallied 25 digs and three aces
* Alex Parra (Pittsburgh, PA/Bishop Canevin) registered seven kills and four blocks

Up Next:

* Behrend will take on Fredonia on the road Wednesday night, beginning at 7 p.m.