Behrend Women's Volleyball Handles Hiram

Behrend Women's Volleyball Handles Hiram

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team registered a three-set victory over non-conference Hiram on Thursday night in the Junker Center.

Final Score: Behrend 3, Hiram 0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-23)
Records: Penn State Behrend (20-5), Hiram (9-17)

Key Moments:

* The Lions improve to 10-1 when playing in the Junker Center
* Meg Goodsel (Corry, PA/Corry) tallied 11 assists in the first set to finish with 33 total to go with 12 digs for the double double
* Behrend tallied 28 digs in the first set alone thanks to Sarah Nobach (Athens, MI/Athens) and Hannah Phillips (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) getting double-digit digs
* Nobach led with 11 while Phillips tallied 10
* Phillips also recorded a double-double with tying for the team-best 12 kills and adding 12 digs
* Breana Reynolds (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) also posted 12 kills and Sara Novak (Lower Burrell, PA/Burrell) registered nine kills
* Behrend grabbed a 1-0 lead with a 25-16 first-set victory, before facing 12 ties and seven lead changes in the second
* Down the stretch with a two-point lead, Phillips knocked down two kills and Emily Bortnick (Conneaut, PA/Conneaut Area) got an ace to claim the second set, 25-22
* The Lions rallied back from a four-point deficit in the third set
* Reynolds had five of her 12 kills in the last 13 points of the game for Behrend, including the match-winning kills for a 25-23 decision

Up Next:

* Behrend returns to action on Saturday at La Roche for the regular-season finale. Match begins at 1 p.m.

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