The Mercyhurst North East volleyball team hosted the Western New York Athletic Conference at the North East High School and the Lady Saints had a great showing winning their first conference championship of the program.
Corry freshman Hope Hasbrouck had six digs and two assists in the finals with MNE besting Genessee Community College 13-25, 25-13, 15-13.
The Saints are currently 15-7 on the season and continue play at districts in Randolph, N.J., at County College of Morris on November 9-10.
The Penn State Behrend women's volleyball finished the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference regular season undefeated with a five-set win at Pitt-Greensburg on Saturday 21-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-11, 15-11.
Behrend improved to 10-0 in the AMCC and 17-10 overall.
Corry freshman Brooke Joncas played in three sets and had one kill.
The Lady Lions return to action on Saturday in the first AMCC semifinal against the winner of No. 5 Franciscan and No. 4 Penn State Altoona at the Junker Center. Match time is 2 p.m.
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament will have six teams competing with the winner of this year’s tournament receiving the league's automatic qualifying bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.
Westminster College (24-6, 13-3 PAC) earned the top seed for the second-straight season. The Lady Titans have won three PAC titles (2002, 2007-08) since becoming eligible for the conference championship in 2002.
Westminster features Corry grad Megan Steele, now a junior. In Saturday’s three-set loss to Geneva, she collected two kills.
For the season, Steele has started six matches and played in 94 sets. She has 118 kills, 44 digs and seven assists.
Corry grad Joey Perry is back on the wrestling mat competing for Jamestown Community College.
Perry wrestled in the Brockport (N.Y.) Open taking third place at 141 pounds. He posted a 4-1 record.
LaRoche's men's basketball teams has been selected as the favorite to win the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference this season, as announced in the preseason coaches' polls.
The men are coming off the program's first undefeated regular season after going 18-0 in conference play in 2018-19. Last season, the Redhawks averaged 79.6 PPG (1st in AMCC), 46.4 FG percent (2nd in AMCC), 40.7 RPG (2nd in AMCC) and 15.7 APG (3rd in AMCC). Despite a perfect record in regular season AMCC play, LaRoche fell short of the tournament title after Penn St. Behrend defeated the Redhawks 67-65 in the championship game. LaRoche won the conference tournament in 2018
Junior forward Tyler Frederick (Butler, PA/Butler) was named the AMCC Preseason Player of the Year, coming off of a stellar sophomore campaign in which the forward averaged a double-double with 14.4 PPG and 10.2 RPG in 27 games last season.
Corry grad Branden Elchynski is a freshman guard on the LaRoche squad.
The Redhawks open the season this weekend at the Marietta Shrine Tournament meeting Mt. St. Joseph on Friday at 6 p.m.
LaRoche plays at Penn State Behrend on Jan. 11 and host the Lions on Feb. 8.
Benedict swimmer of week at Gannon
Collecting four event wins and smashing a pool record along the way, Gannon University's Brent Benedict — a Corry graduate — pulled in the PSAC Men's Swimmer of the Week award, the league office announced.
Benedict won all three individual events he entered in a pair of duals over the past two weeks. The returning All-American broke the Gannon pool record in the 100-yard butterfly (49.56) on his way to three total event wins in the Golden Knights' victory over Clarion.
He also grabbed a win in the 200 freestyle (1:43.31) and as the anchor leg of the 200 freestyle relay that won by more than seven seconds as the Golden Knights topped the Golden Eagles 131-74.
Last week at Bloomsburg, the senior posted a win in the 200 backstroke with a PSAC qualifying time of 1:55.67.
It's the third PSAC weekly award of his career for Benedict, who posted All-America finishes in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly last season on his way to earning PSAC Swimmer of the Year honors.
Another Corry grad, sophomore Allison Ahl, qualified for the conference meet in the 100 freestyle (55.54).
Against Clarion, a 108-87 loss for Gannon, Ahl won the 500 free in 5:30.19 and qualified in the 200 free (2:00.34).
The Knights are back in action this weekend, traveling to the Allegheny Gator Invitational in Meadville on Friday at Saturday.