The Lion’s senior night at the Junker Center ended in their favor on Saturday when the Behrend men’s swim team defeated Pitt-Bradford, 151-119, in another Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) event. After the women’s team swam their heat, it was the men’s turn to do the 400m-medley relay. The relay team, made up of sophomore Javier Solivan, senior Clay Altemose, sophomore Daniel Simon and sophomore Justin Prichard, came in first with a time of 3:36.76. Solivan made a splash by coming first again in both the 200m freestyle (1:51.61) and the 200m breaststroke (2:21.79) with senior Eric Pierce coming in a close second with 2:23.84. Sophomore Ryan Mitcheltree came in first, nearly uncontested, in the 200m butterfly with a time of 2:05.68 as well as a first in the 500m freestyle (5:15.06). In the marathon-esque 1000m freestlye, Behrend led the boards with three swimmers in the first three spots. Freshman Ty Elder took first place comfortably with 11:08.79 with Simon and sophomore Will Belsterling taking second (11:19.63) and third (12:08.77) respectively. The board was again dominated by the Lions in the 50m freestyle with four swimmers in the top four. First was freshman Matt Myers with 23:56, second was freshman Zach Orosz with 26.75, then Belsterling with 26.81, and finally freshman Dan Zora took fourth with 27.72. Senior Everett Sargent just missed a first place finish by .23 seconds in the 100m breaststroke (1:04.48). Finally, in diving, sophomore Andrew Neder earned the scores of 162.85 and 232.50 on the three-meter board for first place. The Lions lost to Mt. Union on Sunday Jan. 27, ending a three meet winning streak, but the team will return for another chance at victory against St. Vincent away on Feb. 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Am I just a hater for assuming that the Pirates will resume their sub .500 streak this season? I know it is way to early to start making predictions on how a season will end when the season has barely even started. But one of the many things that I have learned over the years is the hype doesn’t always translate to success. My point can be easily proven by talking to Jamarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf about their pro careers.
The first ever ECAC appearance for the Behrend Lions Mens Volleyball team ended with a loss against Wentworth on Saturday. The Lions fell in all three sets by a score of 25-21, 25-18, and 25-15. Behrend was not without great plays, with Josh Oertly, Nathan Steele and Joey Price all registering great games for the Lions who finish the season at 15-10 with a winning percentage of .600.
The Lady Lions track team took their talents to Gambier Ohio for the Kenyon College Spring Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Behrend was able to secure a top ten finish against the field as well as bring home another ECAC qualifying time by Katie Spade in the 800 meter run.
The Behrend Lions baseball team is behind the rest of the AMCC conference. The snow has kept the Lions from being able to play some games, but the games the Lions have played show that the Lions are a force to be reckoned with at 17-11 on the season. Sunday, the Lions were at the Behrend Diamond when the Houghton Highlanders came to play.
The Lady Lions softball team was on a losing skid. But not after La Roche came into the Lions den of Penn State Erie. The Lady Lions pulled off a 9-1 thumping of the Redhawks after they were able to take game one of the double header. This win stopped the bleeding of a 4 game losing streak and left the Lady Lions in good spirits as they stay afloat in the AMCC as they remain the third seed.
As Hudson Lofts is being built, more and more apartment spaces are becoming available to students on and off campus. After freshman year, many sophomores, juniors and seniors decide to live in apartments despite the higher cost. Apartment life can bring many additional costs, from general rent, to electric and utilities. Last but not least, another large cost for these students would be the price of food. However, what if I told you there is a way to grocery shop efficiently and effectively by purchasing specific health foods that have great longevity?