Behrend Women's Volleyball Faces Alfred State in AMCC Semifinals

Behrend Women's Volleyball Faces Alfred State in AMCC Semifinals

ERIE, Pa. – The No. 2 Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team will face No. 3 Alfred State in the semifinals of the 2023 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. hosted by the top-seed Penn State Altoona.

Championship Schedule/Coverage

Hosted by No. 1 Penn State Altoona
Semifinals: Saturday, November 11
4:30 p.m. - No. 2 Penn State Behrend vs. No. 3 Alfred State (Live Stats | Video)

No. 2 Penn State Behrend News & Notes:

* The Lions were named AMCC Co-Regular Season Champions along with Penn State Altoona, registering an 8-1 conference record
* Behrend has advanced to the AMCC Tournament every year except two (2016, 2020 - covid) since the inception of the conference in 1997
* The Lions are competing for their seventh overall championship
* Behrend enters the playoffs on a seven-match winning streak
* Last Saturday, Behrend secured the No. 2 seed for the playoffs and a first-round bye with a 3-0 win against LaRoche on Saturday
* During the regular season, the Lions defeated Alfred State, 3-1
* Behrend and the Pioneers met in the AMCC title match last year

No. 3 Alfred State News & Notes:

* Alfred State enters the semifinal match with a 17-8 record
* The Pioneers defeated No. 6 Mt. Aloysius in the first round, 3-1
* Alfred State is the reigning AMCC Champion
* The Pioneers had two career highs from Caitlyn Gilman and Alayna Tomlinson in the win over the Mounties
* Gilman had a career-high 13 kills and Tomlinson had a career-best 20 digs
* Racquel Gerstenberger is second in the AMCC in kills (338), kills per set (3.67) and service aces per set (0.68)

Tournament Schedule

First Round: Wednesday, November 8
Game 1:  #3 Alfred State d. #6 Mt. Aloysius, 3-1
Game 2:  #5 La Roche d. #4 Wells, 3-1

Semifinals: Saturday, November 11
Hosted by #1 Penn State Altoona
2:00 p.m. - Game 3: #1 Penn St. Altoona vs. #5 La Roche
4:30 p.m. - Game 4: #2 Penn St. Behrend vs. #3 Alfred State

Finals: Sunday, November 12 - 1p
Game 5: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

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