Women's Volleyball Downs Hilbert; Lions Clinch AMCC Playoff Spot

Women's Volleyball Downs Hilbert; Lions Clinch AMCC Playoff Spot

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team clinched a spot in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) playoffs with a 3-0 win over Hilbert on Wednesday evening in the Junker Center.

Final Score: Penn State Behrend 3, Hilbert 0 (25-15, 25-12, 25-12)
Records: Penn State Behrend (16-5, 5-1 AMCC), Hilbert (7-14, 0-7 AMCC)

Key Moments:

* Behrend earned its 16th shutout win over the Hawks since the all-time series began in 2005
* The Lions registered double-digit kills in each set, led by Hannah Phillips (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) with a team-best 11
* Breanna Reynolds (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) had her second-best hitting percentage this season, going 10 for 17 with one error for .529
* It marks Reynolds 10th match with double-digit kills
* Sara Nobach (Athens, MI/Athens) and Maura Benim (Harborcreek, PA/Harbor Creek) each recorded double-digit digs with 15 and 13, respectively
* Emily Bortnick (Conneaut, PA/Conneaut Area) tallied a season-high four aces to go with two digs
* Phillips posted eight out of her 11 kills in the first set to help the Lions take 1-0 lead with a 25-15 win
* In the second set, seven different players recorded a kill to get to 13 kills as a team and win 25-12
* Behrend held the Hawks to six kills in the second set and 22 overall
* Reynolds led the offense with four kills and Benim tallied six digs in the third set to help complete the shutout with a 25-12 win
* Meg Goodsel (Corry, PA/Corry) handed out 31 assists and is now four assists away from 1,500 for her career

Up Next:

* Behrend returns to action on Saturday against Pitt-Greensburg and Oberlin. Matches start at 12 p.m.

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