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page 10 - The Behrend College Beacon - October 22, 1998
Volleyball completes busy two weeks
By Jamie Salapek
Bumping, setting and spiking -
some may think that these are the
keys of volleyball, yet the Behrend
team has shown that there is more to
it than that. The Lions have proved
that it’s all about the love for the game
as well as teamwork.
Behrend’s schedule has kept them
quite busy the past thirteen days. The
team headed to Fredonia for a tour
nament on October 10. They faced
off with Geneseo, yet reluctantly lost
in three games, 15-11, 15-11, and 15-
8. The Lions had also encountered
Geneseo earlier in the season at the
Allegheny Tournament, but also lost
in three games.
Behrend’s second match in the
tournament was against Fredonia.
Fredonia was fired up for their home
tournament and beat the Lions in four
games, 15-13, 6-15, 12-15, and 11-
15. Despite the loss, Behrend played
well as Tiffany Beers and Mary Good
each had 16 kills.
After those two losses, the Lions
rebounded and beat Alfred in five
games, 15-6, 15-11, 13-15,3-15, and
1998 Women’s Volleyball team
Homecoming and Greek Week
Greek Week events off to a good start
By Rose Forrest
assistant layout editor
Behrend Greeks get a chance every
year to compete for a trophy as a pre
lude to Homecoming Weekend. It is a
high intensity battle of strength, speed,
teamwork, talent, and who has the big
gest mouth. The competition is be
tween the fraternities and between the
sororities. It is called Greek Week and
today is the second to last day. The
Interfratemity Council sponsors it and
this year Tau Kappa Epsilon’s Mike
Studd directed it.
Monday morning Behrend is deco
rated with sorority and fraternity ban
ners. The banners are made with huge
sheets of cloth, ie. sheets, and must
have all the other Greek organizations,
AZA, AZT, O<DA, TKE, ZKN, ZBT,
AX, ZTT, KAP.
The most “entertaining event” is
tonight at the Bruno’s stage at 7:00
pm. It is the Greek Sing - every group
has created an eight minute lip sync
script. Scores so far have been close
so this show is important. The last
event is the chariot race Friday at 7:30
The first event was the marshmal
low contest and ice cube tray fill. Each
group selected their sister/brother with
the biggest mouth because who ever
can cram the most marshmallows into
their mouth wins. The fraternities went
a little crazy. One unnamed brother
tossed his cookies. The top marshmal
low crammers all had over 35 in their
mouths. Sigma Tau Gamma found a
brother to smoosh 38 marshmallows
in his mouth, taking first. Zeta Beta
Tau’s “Homer” crammed his mouth
till his face turned red and his eyes
watered, winning his fraternity sec
ond. Tau Kappa Epsilon took third.
-15-13. Behrend played well, yet had
their lapses which prevented them
from putting away their opponent
early. Tiffany Beers was named to
the All-Tournament team for her
Next on the agenda was a battle
with Frostburg State on October 16.
The women struggled in losing 14-
15, 7-15, and 7-15 against the pow
erhouse Frostburg squad. Frostburg
is 25-1 on the season and undefeated
in conference play.
On October 17, Behrend traveled
to Washington and Jefferson. The day
off appeared to have the Lions rusty.
Three losses of 8-15, 3-15, and 4-15
ended the match and dropped the Li
ons to 7 -16 on the season.
Finally, Tuesday night Behrend
hosted a dual match against Buffalo
State and Pitt-Bradford. The Lions
had the crowd on their feet as they
were victorious over Buffalo State in
three games, 15-11, 15-11, and 15-
In game one, Behrend commenced
with solid defense and strong serves.
Speed and agility by the Lions were
the two key areas that helped them
outlast their opponents. Hard hits
Theta Phi Alphas took first in this
event for the sororities with 31 marsh
mallows. Alpha Sigma Alpha were
two marshmallows behind for second
place. Alpha Sigma Tau were a little
more dainty but came in first with the
ice cube tray fill, a contest which con
sisted of filling up 1/2 an ice cube tray
with water using a plastic teaspoon.
Alpha Sigma Alpha took second again
in this event with Theta Phi Alphas
taking a super close third. At the end
of these events, the sororities’ scores
were all tied up at four points each.
First, second, and third went to
Delta Chi, Kappa Delta Rho, and
Sigma Tau Gamma respectively for
the ice cube tray fill among the frater
Tuesday was the tuffman/
tuffwomen contest. The activities
were tire throwing and hanging. The
guys threw a heavy car tire. Tau Kappa
Epsilon’s Glen Gausman threw it the
farthest-59 feet and 8 inches. Zeta
Beta Tau took second and Sigma Tau
Gamma threw for third. Jen
Zimmerman won first for the Alpha
Sigma Alpha with over 53 feet. The
girls were allowed to use a bicycle tire.
She explained, “I was relieved to see
the bike tire after watching the guys
heave that huge car tire.” Alpha Sigma
Tau took second with Theta Phi Al
pha placing third.
This order was rearranged in the
hanging contest, which is a test to see
who could hang the longest at a 90
degree angle. Alpha Sigma Alpha
came in last and Theta Phi Alpha took
second. First place went to Alpha
Sigma Tau, putting them in the lead
as they went to Wednesday’s event, the
tug of war.
The guys were very competitive in
the hanging contest. A Sigma Kappa
were given and taken, yet the Lions
Game two was exciting from the
start as the Lions put the heat on their
opponents. Game three was much the
same as the women took the lead with
much movement and didn’t relin-
Coming off the win against Buf
falo State, the women encountered a
big match against Pitt-Bradford in the
second match of the night. Pitt-
Bradford entered the match with an
advantage as the Lions were fatigued
from their previous match. Behrend’s
fatigue enabled Pitt-Bradford to win
in four games.
In Behrend’s win in game two, they
started out slow. Small mistakes had
both teams going back and forth, vol
ley after volley. Behrend, however,
showed signs of emotional fatigue in
game three. This enabled Pitt-
Bradford to win the third and fourth
game, clinching the match.
This weekend, the Behrend Lions
will be heading to the Juniata Tour
nament. Juniata is ranked number
one in the nation, so this will be a
challenging test for the lady volley
Nu held out the longest with a Tau
Kappa Epsilon dropping just before.
Kappa Delta Rho won third. By the
time they had all dropped their arms
were shaking and their veins were
Wednesday’s tug of war had the
highest turnout so far. The event in
volved a lot of teamwork because
there were five people per side and the
goal was to make the other side pass
the line. It is a test of strength, perse
verance, and a supportive anchor. The
rainy weather made it fun with mud.
The participants could be identified by
their muddy behinds. Theta Phi Alpha
dominated tug of war among sorori
ties with Alpha Sigma Tau taking sec
ond, sending them off to Greek sing
with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Alpha Sigma Alpha finished third end
ing their total score at 9 points.
Zeta Beta Tau’s team pulled in for
first place among the fraternities.
Sigma Tau Gamma fought for second
with Tau Kappa Epsilon putting in a
good show for third. This event left
the fraternities’ scores at first placed
tied for 22 points between Tau Kappa
Epsilon and Sigma Kappa Nu. Zeta
Beta Taus are in close second with 20
points. Delta Chis are slightly behind
with 15 points and Kappa Delta Rho,
who missed the tug of war are catch
ing up with 13 points. Sigma Kappa
Nu, who missed Monday’s events, are
making it up with 10 points.
Event Director Michael Studd is
happy with Greek Week. “I think ev
erything is going well. This event
brings out unity between the sorori
ties and fraternities.” The Greeks at
Behrend want to remind students that
everyone is welcome to come watch
the rest of the events.
Tiffany Beers spikes the ball while Allison Millet and Jessie Long look on during Tuesday’s
Lions celebrate after a victorious match
Homecoming Queen Nominees
Maria Colvin is a sth semester MIS major. She is a Lion Ambassador, a member of Commuter Council, Student
Programming Council, and tutors computer students. She has been on the Dean’s List, and has been nominated for
the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.
Misty Holt is an Bth semester pyschology major/ education minor. She is presidents of Psi Chi, and secretary of
Alpha Sigma Tau. She is also a member of Lion Ambassadors, Alpha Phi Omega Service fraternity, and Alpha
Sigma Lambda and Omnicron Delta Kappa Honor Societies. She is a scholarship recipient, has been on the Dean’s
List, was chosen for Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, and received the Guy W.
Wilson Award for Excellence in Service.
Marlene Micco is a 7th semester biology major. She is a member of Omnicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and is
a Teacher’s Assistant for American Studies 105. She has been a member of Newman Association, Lambda Sigma
Honor Society, and was an Orientation Leader and a hospital volunteer. She is a scholarship recipient, has been on
the college and National Dean’s List, and was chosen for Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and
Kelly Pahel is a 6th semester management major/ marketing minor. She is a member of Theta Phi Alpha, Student
Government Association, Panhellenic Council, and Society for Human Resource Management. She has also
participated in Intramurals for 4 years. She was chosen as Female Athlete of the Year, and 1997 Greek Goddess.
Jonna Zizak is a sth semester Psychology major. She is a member of Alpha Sigma Alpha and Matchbox Players
She has also been an Orientation Leader for 2 years. She had the highest GPA in her pledge class.
Homecoming King Nominees
Allen Haywood is a sth semester Electrical Engineering Technology major/ Marketing minor. He is a member of
Zeta Beta Tau, Behrend Newman Association, Knights of Columbus, I.E.E.E. and the Bowling Club. He has been
an Orientation Leader, was a former president of the Student Government Association on another campus, Varsity
Track and Field, and Varsity Baseball. He was Intramural Archery Champ for 2 years, placed 2nd in a Martial Arts
competition, and earned a Recognition Award from Penn State Beaver.
Kevin Mink is a sth semester Elementary Education and Communications major. He is currently President of Lion
Ambassadors, Vice-President of the Joint Residence Council, and is a new member of Kappa Delta Pi. He has
received an award for Honorable Lion Ambassador.
James Ropar is a sth semester MIS major. He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and was the Interfratemity
Council representative for one year. He was also an Orientation Leader. He has received National Merit scholar
ships and honor society scholarships, has been on the Dean’s List, and received a 2 Year Honors certificate.
Students can vote in front of the RUB Desk in the Reed lobby on Thursday, October 22.
omecoming King and Queen
photo by Jamie