Alfred State Upsets Behrend Women's Volleyball in AMCC Semifinals

Alfred State Upsets Behrend Women's Volleyball in AMCC Semifinals

ALTOONA, Pa. – The No. 3 Alfred State women's volleyball team upset No. 2 Penn State Behrend 3-0 in the semifinals of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championships hosted by Penn State Altoona on Saturday night.

Final Score: No. 3 Alfred State 3, No. 2 Penn State Behrend 0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-17)
Records: Penn State Behrend (21-5), Alfred State (17-8)


* Hannah Phillips (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) was named to the AMCC All-Tournament Team

Key Moments:

* The Pioneers avenged a 3-1 loss to the Lions earlier in the season
* Alfred State, the reigning AMCC Champions, hit .291 and only committed 10 attack errors while forcing 20 on Behrend
* Phillips led the match with 16 kills and had a .371 attack percentage
* In the first set, the Pioneers jumped out to a 20-13 lead and finished with a seven-point margin
* With the scored tied seven times in the second set and deadlocked at 14-all, Alayna Tomlinson registered the next three points with a kill and two services aces to keep Alfred State in the lead for good
* Tomlinson tallied the final two points for the Pioneers with kills for a 25-19 win for a 2-0 advantage
* Alfred State never trailed in the third set to complete the sweep and advance to the AMCC Title match
* The Lions managed to get within three at 20-17, but the Pioneers won the next five consecutive points for a 25-17 victory
* Meg Goodsel (Corry, PA/Corry) dished out 25 assists, while Sara Nobach (Athens, MI/Athens) had a team-best 11 digs

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