Behrend Men's Volleyball Host Mt. Union Thursday

Behrend Men's Volleyball Host Mt. Union Thursday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball team welcomes the Mt. Union Purple Raiders to the Junker Center for a non-conference match on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Behrend News & Notes:

* A win on Thursday would give head coach Phil Pisano his 100th career victory with the men's program
* The Lions are 11-7 overall and 4-2 in the month of March
* Last time out, Behrend split a non-conference trimatch with Wilson and Wells
* The Lions defeated the Phoenix 3-0 before falling to the Express, 3-0
* As a team, Behrend ranks 11th in blocks per set with 2.18 and 15th in digs per set (10.72)
* Junior Dillon Hildebrand (Red Lion, PA/Red Lion) is 58 kills away from breaking the all-time kills record in program history. Trenton Munk (2014-17) holds the record at 798
* Hildebrand also needs seven aces to break the all-time record held by Ty Sheehan (2012-15) at 66
* Junior defensive specialist Josh Mathews (Rochester, NY/Churchville-Chili) is close to breaking the single-season record for service aces. He needs nine to reset the record by Antonio Vazquez at 35 aces

Mt. Union News & Notes:

* The Purple Raiders are 8-18 overall and is coming off a 3-1 loss to Hiram on Tuesday night
* This is the first varsity season for Mt. Union
* The Purple Raiders are averaging 10.0 assists and digs per set, but have a .159 hitting percentage
* Freshman Mark Burns ranks 12th in NCAA Division III statistics in kills per set with 3.66

Series History:

* The Lions and Purple Raiders are meeting for the second time this season and in program history
* Behrend posted a 3-0 win (25-13, 25-9, 25-14) in the season opener on Jan. 24

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