Men's Water Polo To Take Part in MPSF Championship Tournament in California

Men's Water Polo To Take Part in MPSF Championship Tournament in California

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's water polo team heads to Palo Alto, California for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Tournament this weekend and will open play against Austin College on Friday at 12 p.m. EST.

Schedule of Events/Coverage: Live Stats | Video
Friday, November 19
Penn State Behrend vs. Austin College (5/6 seed game) – 12 p.m. (EST)
Game 1: No. 3 seed UCLA vs. No. 6 seed Austin/Penn State Behrend – 4 p.m. (EST)
Game 2: No. 4 seed Stanford vs. No. 5 seed Austin/Penn State Behrend – 5:45 p.m. (EST)

Saturday, November 20
Game 3: No. 1 seed UCLA vs. Game 2 winner (Semifinal) – 12:30 p.m. (EST)
Game 4: No. 2 seed USC vs. Game 1 winner (Semifinal) – 2:15 p.m. (EST)

Sunday, November 21
Game 5:
Losers Games 1 and 2 (5th Place) – 2:15 p.m. (EST)
Game 6: Losers Games 3 and 4 (3rd Place) – 4 p.m. (EST)
Game 7: Winners Games 3 and 4 (Championship) – 6 p.m. (EST)

Behrend News & Notes:
* The Lions are coming off a loss most recently to Mount St. Mary's last weekend, 17-6
* The loss broke their streak of double-digit goals after having a span of three contests scoring 10 or more
* Jack Holl (Greenwich, CY/Greenwich) scored two first quarter goals against the Mountaineers
* In their loss against Gannon on October 29, the Lions set their season-high in goals with 14
* Junior Ryan Kenney (Skippack, PA/Perkiomen Valley) has a team-best four goals over the last two games

Austin News & Notes:
* The 'Roos enter with an overall record of 6-8, including two wins against Behrend
* Austin took third place in the Division III Eastern Championships, ending with a 14-8 win over Washington and Jefferson
* Max Wade was a First-Team All-Tournament selection after scoring 10 goals in three games
* Wade has also combined for 10 tallies against the Lions in their two meetings this year

Series History
* Behrend is 3-6 all-time against Austin
* The 'Roos have won the last five matchups
* The Lions last win over Austin was on November 24, 2019 to claim fifth place at this same event

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