Behrend Women's Volleyball Hosts Alfred State Tonight

Behrend Women's Volleyball Hosts Alfred State Tonight

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team will host the Alfred State Pioneers tonight in the Junker Center. Match time is set for 7 p.m.

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Behrend News & Notes:

* The Behrend Lions are competing for the third time at home this season
* The Lions are tied for first place in the AMCC with a 2-0 mark
* Behrend is 7-3 in its last 10 matches
* Sarah Nobach (Athens, MI/Athens) averaged 4.00 digs per set in two wins last week
* Hannah Phillips (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) registered 30 kills and 24 digs in AMCC action last week
* Phillips posted her eighth double-double with 19 kills and 16 digs in a five-set win over Mount Aloysius
* Phillips ranks second in total kills (227) and third in kills per set (3.55) in the AMCC
* Senior setter Meg Goodsel (Corry, PA/Corry) continues to lead the conference in assists per set (8.97)
* Goodsel needs 128 assists to reach 1,500 for her career, while Phillips needs six blocks to reach 100 career blocks

Alfred State News & Notes

* The Pioneers are the reigning AMCC Champions
* Alfred State was picked to finish second in the AMCC Preseason Coaches' Poll
* The Pioneers have won two in a row to improve to 9-6 overall this season
* Alfred State collected a 3-0 win over Hilbert and a five-set victory against Carlow
* Junior outside hitter Racquel Gerstenberger paced the Pioneers with 17 kills and 12 digs vs. the Celtic
* Gerstenberger ranks second in the conference with 3.78 kills per set, is third in kills (208) and fifth in hitting percentage (.263)

Series History

* Behrend and Alfred State have battled for the AMCC title the past two years
* The Lions hold a 6-2 record against the Pioneers, dating back to 2017
* Alfred State swept Behrend last season, breaking a six-match losing streak

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