This week in Behrend sports
David Skarupski, Sports Editor
Men’s Volleyball-The men swept D’Youville 3-0 last Thursday, with Senior Anthony Sprentz racking up 25 assists. They play at Medaille on Tuesday at 7 p.m. On Saturday, they play against Penn State-Altoona and Wittenberg, starting at 1 p.m.
Baseball-The baseball team begins its season with the Armstrong/Diamond Invitational in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The team ranks second in the AMCC in the 2019 Preseason Coaches Poll, and are led by Senior shortstop and 2019 Collegiate Baseball Preseason All-American Scott Sada and Senior pitcher Phil Myers. On Saturday, the men play two games, against Lynchburg at 11 a.m. and against Methodist at 2 p.m. On Sunday, they play Rutgers-Camden at 11 a.m.
Men’s Basketball-The men split their games last week, crushing Medaille at home 85-56 on Wednesday, before falling to Pitt-Bradford on the road Saturday by a score of 74-70. The team starts playoff action Saturday.
Women’s Basketball-The women also split their games last week, cruising to a victory over Medaille on Wednesday by the score of 67-43, before losing to Pitt-Bradford on Saturday 59-51. This Wednesday, they begin postseason play at Penn State-Altoona at 7 p.m.
Men’s Swimming and Diving- The men took first place in the AMCC Championships. Saturday, they go to Gambier, Ohio for the Kenyon Invite at 1 p.m.
Women’s Swimming and Diving- The women took first place in the AMCC Championships Saturday, they go to Gambier, Ohio for the Kenyon Invite at 1 p.m.
Men’s Track and Field-The men finished second at the Kenyon College Classic, with a score of 138. The team fielded five first-place finishers: Sophomore Braeden Smith in the High Jump, Sophomore Jack Georgetson in the Pole Vault, Junior Kurt Eberhardt in the 60m Dash, and Freshman Zachary Tingley in the 800m Run. They are in action this Saturday at California University of PA.
Women’s Track and Field-The women finished in fifth-place at the Kenyon College Classic, with a score of 74. The team had three winning performances: Senior Haley Yenchik in the Pole Vault, Junior Riley Crissman in the 5000m Run, and the 4x400 Relay, by Yenchik, Junior Gabriella Loeffler, Senior Jenna Shelton, and Freshman Suraihyah Sule. They are in action this Saturday at California University of PA.
Wrestling-Five wrestlers placed at the PSUAC Invitational last Sunday. Sophomore Jake Paulson won first-place at 184, going 3-0 in his matches for the day. Sophomore Levko Higgins came in second-place at 174, going 2-1 in his matches. Zachery Trim went 2-2 to take fourth-place at 197. Freshman Tyler Speraw finished in sixth-place at 165, after going 2-3. Freshman Heavyweight Jake Kelly placed sixth while getting his first win at the college level. The team wrestles this weekend at Lycoming College for the NCAA Regionals.
Women’s Bowling-The women lost all of their matches last week. Against Medaille on Tuesday, they dropped all three games. Against Daemen on Saturday, they again dropped all three games. On Sunday, the team went 1-4 in the St. Vincent Tournament. Junior Brianna Lundy ranked seventh-overall for the tournament with a total score of 889. The women are not in action this week.
Women’s Water Polo-The women start their season with the W&J Invite in Washington, PA. On Saturday, they face Mckendree at 1:45 p.m. and Wittenberg at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday, they face Occidental at 8 a.m. and Villanova at 2:15 p.m.
Men’s Tennis-The men’s season opener was cancelled last week. They officially begin their season at Baldwin Wallace on Friday at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the team hosts Westminster at 1 p.m.