Men's Volleyball Opens Season With Win Over Mt. Union

Men's Volleyball Opens Season With Win Over Mt. Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Penn State Behrend men's volleyball team opened the 2019 season with a 3-0 victory over Mt. Union in non-conference action on Thursday night.

Score: Penn State Behrend 3, Mt. Union 0 (25-13, 25-9, 25-14)
Records: Penn State Behrend (1-0), Mt. Union (0-2)

Key Moments:

* The Lions swept the Purple Raiders for their first win of the season
* Behrend jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the first set and pulled out a 25-13 victory
* The Lions only trailed in the third set in the first three points, before going on an 8-2 run
* Behrend tallied 15 aces in the three-set math
* Sophomore JP Goodsell (Corry, PA/Corry) led the attack with eight kills
* Senior Anthony Sprentz (Cranberry Township, PA/Seneca Valley) had a team-best 16 assists and eight digs
* Sophomore Josh Mathews (Rochester, NY/Churchville-Chili) had a career-high seven aces
Note Worthy:

* Spentz is now 17 assists away from reaching 2,000 career assists
* Head Coach Phil Pisano need 11 wins to reach 100 for his career with the men's program
Up Next: 

* The Behrend Lions on Saturday at Cairn University for a tri-match with St. Joseph. Matches begin at 1 and 3 p.m.


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