ERIE, Pa. - The Mount Union men's volleyball team defeated Penn-State Behrend 3-1, 25-21, 25-23, 25-23, 15-10, Thursday evening.
The Lions (2-2) were led by JP Godsel with nine kills.
Penn State Behrend opened the match with 6-2 lead. Mount Union fought back and tied the set at 14-14 with multiple kills from Sibbel. The Lions went on an 8-3 run grabbing the 22-17 advantage. Freshman Chris Wikar (Clarence, N.Y. / Clarence Senior) recorded a kill to bring the Raiders back within 3, 23-20. Penn State-Behrend went on to win the set 25-21.
Mount Union started the second set with a 2-0 advantage. The Lion bounced back tying the set up at 4-4. The Raiders regained the lead, 13-7, with kills from Cross, Sibbel, and sophomore Mark Bruns (Columbus / Upper Arlington). Penn State-Behred responded with a 14-8 surge, cutting Mount Union's lead to one point 20-19. The Raiders finally took control and didn't look back winning the set 25-23.
The Raiders and Penn-State kept the third set close tying at 6-6. With four lead changes and two ties, the Lions finally claimed the third set 25-23.
Mount Union only trailed once in the fourth set, winning 25-23.
The Raiders once again never trailed in the fifth set, winning the game and the set 15-10.
Mount Union continues play Sunday, Feb. 2 with a tri-match against Elmira (N.Y.) and Hiram at 2 and 4 p.m.