Lions Set to Host Annual Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament

Lions Set to Host Annual Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's soccer team will host the annual Herb Lauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament this weekend at the soccer complex on Friday and Saturday, August 30 and 31.

Weekend Schedule and Live Coverage:

Friday, August 30: Behrend vs. Nazareth, 5 p.m. Video/Live Stats 
Friday, August 30: Kenyon vs. Baldwin Wallace, 7:30 p.m. Video/Live Stats
Saturday, August 31: Consolation Game, 5 p.m. Video/Live Stats 
Saturday, August 31: Championship Game, 7:30 p.m. Video/Live Stats

Behrend News & Notes:

* Head Coach Patrick O'Driscoll begins his 15th year with the Lions
* O'Driscoll enters the season with a 187-91-18 record and needs 13 wins to reach 200 for his career
* The Lions won their eighth straight AMCC Championship last season and made their eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance
* Behrend finished last season with a 13-7 overall record and a conference record of 9-0
* The Lions were picked to finish first in the AMCC in the annual preseason coaches poll
* Brenna McGuire (McDonald, PA/South Fayette) was named the AMCC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year 

Meet the Opposition:

* Baldwin Wallace was picked sixth in the 2019 OAC Preseason Poll
* Last year, the Yellow Jackets finished with an overall record of 11-7-1 and a 5-4 mark in the OAC, advancing to the postseason tournament for the fifth consecutive year
* Baldwin Wallace returns 28 letter winners while also welcoming nine new faces to the pitch this fall
* Kenyon ended the 2018 season with an overall record of 8-6-3
* Head coach Kelly Bryan enters her 17th season this year
* The Ladies return 14 players who played in at least 13 games last season, seven whom are projected starters
* Nazareth finished last season with a 9-5-4 record
* The Golden Flyers missed the Empire 8 conference playoffs in 2018 for the first time
* The team picks up nine new players this season along with the 18 returning players

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