The Behrend beacon. (Erie, Pa.) 1998-current, November 09, 2010, Image 14

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    Athletes: DiPenti and Keller top runners for Behrend
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Behrend's success has
come from the will and want
of constant success. Or, better
yet, the goal to win the AMCC
Championship year-in-and
year-out. Even though, this
goal was not accomplished
this year, the men's and wom
en's team should have noth
ing to regret. This consisten
cy of success has developed
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Behrend into one of the top
teams in the AMCC Confer
ence every year.
The women's team has
been lead by senior account
ing and finance major Liz
Keller. Keller was an All-
AMCC representative in her
freshman year. Following the
AMCC Championship, Keller
went on to say:
"A huge success factor for
the veterans this year was
an exceptional recruitment
class. All the freshmen have
excelled every, meet which
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October 27 vs. Plymouth
November 10 vs. Guelph
January 5 vs. Niagara
February 16 vs. Owen Sound
March 2 vs. Nia
January 15 vs. London
March 12 vs. Kitchener
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n teamll game-winning came into
the finals
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During the second game, the
score tied seven different times.
Stefanie Kelley had a large role in
breaking away from the Mounties,
collecting eight kills. The Lions
took control during much of the
third game. Kelly Treser made a
kill to finish the game at 25-16.
"We worked hard on what we
knew what to do and we were hav
ing fun while doing it," Magnusen.
"Having a lot of energy from our
team as a whole really helped to
pull us through and win."
Kelly collected 17 kills and 12
digs, Danielle Woods with 12 digs,
Treser with six kills and three
blocks and Magnusen had 17 as
sists during the win.
"I feel that as a freshman, I
worked hard to get playing time,"
said Magnusen. "With each game I
played, I took the knowledge I had
from the coaches and players and
used it to my advantage to really
work hard."
The Lions faced the second
seeded Penn State Altoona during
helped push the remaining
upper-classmen and gave us
the ability to run with a new
bunch of girls."
Again, the theme here is
consistency. As Keller said
above, the factor that led to
success was the will and want
for success. Or, better yet,
the push, determination, and
passion to achieve the AMCC
Championship Trophy every
However, not only do the
men's and women's cross
country teams see success
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the semifinals. The 11 game win
ning streak came to an end in just
three games with scores of 25-20,
25-18 and 25-20.
During the game Woods col
lected a game high 20 digs. Kelley
had 18 digs, Carly Higham had 15
assists and Mary Sperry had eight
"We have shown that we can
pursue to the small goals to chip
away at a big goal as well," said
Magnusen. "This season started
out quite bumpy but we managed
to pull through and surprised a lot
of opponents."
Behrend will wait for their
chance for a postseason bid to the
ECAC Tournament.
"I expect that next season we
will take what we have learned
this season and work even harder,"
said Magnusen. "We know what
we need to do to win and I think
setting small goals and working
towards them throughout the sea
son instead of setting one huge
goal really helps in the long run."
in their results, they also see
results in the classroom. This
defines the student athlete.
"A student athlete is some
one who is overall determined
and dedicated," Keller said.
"We go to class all day long,
and spend countless hours in
the training room."
DiPenti also believes that
success in the classroom
equates to success in athlet
"A student athlete gives
their all in the classroom, but
also someone who gives their
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November 5 vs. Owen Sound
February 4 vs. Sault Ste. Marie
February 18 vs. Niagara
February 25 vs. Peterborough
March 11 vs. Plymouth
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all at practices and competi
tions to benefit both them
selves and their team," he
Let's not forget the sup
porting cast behind Keller
and Dipenti. This consistency
does not just come from up
perclassmen or leader's of
their respective teams. This
consistency comes from the
heart and desire of a whole
team. This is something any
student-athlete wants: consis
tency in and out of the class
Be rid,
October 29 vs. Windsor
November 12 vs. Saginaw
December 17 vs. Brampton
January 14 vs. Barrie
for the Hun
into the game!
lose in PKs, 5-4
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went on to face Penn State Altoona in the AMCC
finals. The ladies went into the game with a lot of
confidence. The game ended with an Altoona victory,
The Lions played tough, but they just couldn't
come up with the "W"
"Kelly Thill left her heart on the field," said soph
omore forward Meredith Gipson. "I really wish we
could have won the NCAA bid, against biggest rivals,
Penn State Altoona."
This tournament truly was the battle of the rivals.
Both men's and women's soccer teams expected to
get this far and have to face their rivals. This sort of
thing seems to happen every year. Unfortunately for
our Behrend Lions, they haven't been able to come
up with the crown.
It's not the time to dwell on the loss, but to look
ahead to what the Lions can still do. Both teams have
won bids to the ECAC tournament, with the women
gaining the third seed. They will host Marywood
University, Nov. 10 at 11:00 p.m. while the men will
play. This could be the driving force to make the Li
ons work that much harder in the ECAC tournament.
To end the season, a se
lect few men and women will
run at the NCAA Regional's
at Cooper's Lake in Slippery
Rock, PA on Nov. 13. For the
past four years, the cross
country program has been
dedicated to their success.
This shows in their re
sults year after year. For both
teams, their should be no
doubt that they will see con
tinued success, especially
considering the strong under
classmen that continue to
push for strong results.
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