Men's Volleyball Hosts Neumann Saturday; Travel to Wells on Sunday

Men's Volleyball Hosts Neumann Saturday; Travel to Wells on Sunday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball team will host non-conference Neumann on Saturday in the Junker Center at 11 a.m. and then travel to Wells to face the Express and the Wilson Phoenix on Sunday at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.

Penn State Behrend vs. Neumann, 11 a.m.
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Penn State Behrend vs. Wilson (at Wells), 1 p.m.
Penn State Behrend at Wells, 3 p.m.

Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions and Neumann are meeting for the first time in program history
* Head coach Phil Pisano is three wins away from reaching 100 for his career with the men's program
* Behrend is returning to action for the first time in two weeks
* Last time out, the Lions split an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) tri-match
* Behrend fell to Geneva, 3-2, and then defeated Hiram, 3-1
* Junior outside hitter Dillon Hildebrand (Red Lion, PA/Red Lion) is 73 kills away from breaking the all-time kills record in program history. Trenton Munk (2014-17) holds the record at 798
* The Lions are 9-6 overall and 5-2 in the AMCC

Neumann News & Notes:

* The Knights are 2-12 overall and 0-7 in the Continental Volleyball Conference
* Neumann will battle Mt. Union and Thiel in a trimatch on Friday night before facing the Lions on Saturday
* The Knights are averaging 5.95 kills per set compared to Behrend's 10.84 kills per set
* Neumann's two wins were 3-0 decisions over Pratt Institute and Sarah Lawrence College

Wells News & Notes:

* The Express are 15-6 overall
* Wells will host four matches over the weekend, starting with Lancaster Bible and John Jay on Saturday and Wilson and Behrend on Sunday
* The Express are 4-0 when playing on their home court
* Wells is averaging 10.03 digs and 12.46 kills per set in 21 matches
* Junior Caden O'Loughlin leads the team with 312 kills (4.00 kps)

Wilson News & Notes:

* The Phoenix will battle Keuka on Saturday before heading to Wells to take on the Express and the Lions
* Wilson is looking to snap a three-match losing streak, recently falling to Elizabethtown and Mt. Union (3-0)
* The Phoenix roster features eight, including all upperclassmen and one freshman
* Wilson is 4-7 overall and are led by Aaron Hoke's 167 kills

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