Behrend Men's Volleyball Travels to Wilkes Saturday

Behrend Men's Volleyball Travels to Wilkes Saturday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball team will travel to Wilkes Barre Pa. for a non-conference tri-match against Stevenson and Wilkes on Saturday at the Marts Center.


Saturday, Mar. 23              
Penn State Behrend vs. Stevenson, 2 p.m. Live Stats
Penn State Behrend at Wilkes, 4 p.m., Live Stats | Video  

Behrend News & Notes:

* Head coach Phil Pisano hit 100 career wins on Thursday night with a 3-1 victory over Mt. Union
* The win improves the Lions record to 12-7 overall
* Behrend won the first two sets by identical 25-14 scores, before falling in the third and winning the fourth by identical scores of 25-23
* Tyler Herrmann (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) and Dillon Hildebrand (Red Lion, PA/Red Lion) each tallied 11 kills in the win over the Purple Raiders
* Robert McMaster (North Huntingdon, PA/Norwin) posted 17 digs last night and ranks third in the AMCC with 186 this season
* Defensive specialist Josh Mathews (Rochester, NY/Churchville-Chili) continues to lead the conference with 0.47 aces per set and is five away from breaking Behrend's single-season ace record (35).

Stevenson News & Notes:

* The Mustangs are ranked No. 6 for the fourth straight week in the American Volleyball Coaches Association DIII Top-15 national poll
* Stevenson sits at 20-3 overall and are 8-1 in the Middle Atlantic Conference
* The Mustangs went 3-0 last week, defeating No. 13 Arcadia 3-1 to avenge a loss to the Knights earlier in the season
* Senior Landon Shorts leads the team with 248 kills, 55 aces and 177 digs

Wilkes News & Notes:

* The Colonels have lost two in a row to put them at 9-11 overall this season
* Wilkes recently dropped a 3-1 decision to Misericordia on Tuesday at home
* The Colonels have three guys over 100 kills, led by Mark Piotrowski with 149
* Wilkes is averaging 2.07 service aces and 9.72 kills per set

Series History:

* Behrend is facing Stevenson and Wilkes for the second time in program history
* The Mustangs won the first-ever meeting in 2015 by a score of 3-0
* The Lions defeated the Colonels 3-1 in 2017