ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball team will open the 2018 season at the Morrisville State Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2.
Weekend Schedule and Live Coverage:
Penn State Behrend vs. SUNY Poly – Saturday, September 1 – 3 p.m. (Video)
Penn State Behrend vs. Buffalo State – Saturday, September 1 – 5 p.m. (Live Stats – Video)
Penn State Behrend vs. Oswego – Sunday, September 2 – 1 p.m. (Live Stats – Video)
Penn State Behrend at Morrisville State – Sunday, September 2 – 3 p.m. (Live Stats – Video)
Behrend News & Notes:
* Head Coach Phil Pisano begins his 15th year with the Lions. He sits on 278 career wins and needs 22 to reach the 300 mark.
* The Lions won their fourth AMCC Championship last season and made their third NCAA Tournament appearance.
* Behrend finished the season with a 19-12 overall record and a conference record of 6-3.
* The team returns Lexi Irwin and Amanda Henry for their senior seasons.
* The Lions were picked to finish fourth in the AMCC in the annual preseason coaches poll.
Meet the Opposition:
* SUNY Poly lost in the NEAC quarterfinals last season to finish with an 11-16 overall record and 5-4 mark in conference play.
* Buffalo State finished the 2017 season with a 7-22 overall record. The Bengal's won their first and only conference championship in 2013.
* Morrisville State won their first-ever NEAC Championship last season, defeating Gallaudet 3-1 in the finals. The Mustangs historic season ended in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for a 24-7 overall record. Morrisville State returns both All-Region selections Megyan Merrill and Sam Wolf.