Men's Volleyball Hosts Nationally-Ranked Teams Saturday

Men's Volleyball Hosts Nationally-Ranked Teams Saturday

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball will host nationally-ranked Juniata and St. John Fisher for a home-opening tri-match on Saturday in the Junker Center.


Saturday, Jan. 29               
Penn State Behrend vs. No. 15 Juniata, 11 a.m. (Live Stats | Video
No. 15 Juniata vs. No. 9 St. John Fisher, 1 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)
Penn State Behrend vs. No. 9 St. John Fisher, 3 p.m.  (Live Stats | Video)

Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions opened the season last weekend with a non-conference tri-match
* Behrend fell to Marymount 3-0 and then dropped a 3-1 decision to Arcadia
* Senior middle hitter Cody Schnur (Butler, PA/Butler) had a .485 hitting percentage in the opening two matches
* Schnur's hitting percentage ranks him first in the AMCC
* Schnur tallied 18 kills to average 2.75 kills per set and registered a team-best 12 kills against Arcadia
* Adrian Martinez (San Juan, Puerto Rico/Wesleyan Academy) paced the team with double-digit digs (12) vs. the Knights
* Martinez is third in the conference with 2.43 digs per set
* In two matches, the Lions are averaging 10.14 kills and 8.43 digs per set

No. 15 Juniata News & Notes:

* The Eagles have won three in a row to improve to 4-2 on the season
* Juniata is coming off a 3-0 victory against St. Vincent on Tuesday night
* Over the weekend, the Eagles swept Mt. Union and Baldwin Wallace
* Senior middle blocker Kevin Duffy III was named the CVC Player of the Week and to the FrogJump Team of the Week
* Duffy recorded 28 kills on .550 hitting percentage while ending with 14 blocks last week
* Senior setter Austin Goodsel, brother of JP Goodsel for the Lions, leads the team with 113 assists

No. 9 St. John Fisher News & Notes:

* The Cardinals are 7-0 this season, only giving up one set to Mt. St. Joseph on Jan. 21
* St. John Fisher went undefeated last weekend at the SUNY Poly Wildcat Tournament
* The Cardinals are holding opponents to 6.2 kills per set, while recording 11.7
* St. John Fisher has registered 88 service aces in seven matches
* The Cardinals program began in 2018 and it boasts a 56-39 overall record (.589 win percentage)