|Opponent||Holy Cross Crusaders|
|Date||Friday, September 30, 2016|
|Online Media||Live Stats | Video|
|Opponent||Army West Point Black Knights|
|Date||Saturday, October 1, 2016|
|Location||West Point, N.Y. | Gillis Field House|
|Online Media||Live Stats|
On The Road
Loyola University Maryland volleyball plays its first Patriot League road contests of 2016 this weekend when it travels to College of the Holy Cross and the U.S. Military Academy.
The Greyhounds start their trip in Worcester, Mass. where they will face the Crusaders at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30. They will then take on the Black Knights in a 4 o’clock outing the following afternoon.
A Look Back
Loyola opened Patriot League action last weekend with a pair of losses to Lafayette College and Lehigh University, but the Greyhounds saw considerable improvement from one match to the next.
Lafayette dealt Loyola a five-set loss on Friday night in which the Greyhounds committed 32 hitting and 26 serve-receive errors, but Loyola played much better on Saturday against the Mountain Hawks.
The Greyhounds hit .261 against Lehigh and committed 10 fewer errors in serve-receive. Neither Loyola, nor Lehigh, which won the match in three sets, led by more than four points during the contest.
Ernst Continues To Lead Offense
Freshman Ann Ernst continues to lead the Greyhounds’ offensive output this season, averaging 3.80 kills per set. She has posted double-digit kills in nine of Loyola’s 13 matches this season and has four outings with 20 or more.
The Chicago native is also third on the team in digs (91) and digs per set (1.83).
Youngblood Providing Increased Defense
After missing large portions of her first three seasons at Loyola due to injury, Lauren Youngblood has found a home on the back row as a defensive specialist for the Greyhounds.
In Loyola’s last three matches, she has accrued 33 digs in 10 sets (3.3 per set). She had a career-high 14 at George Mason University, followed by the second- and third-best tallies of her career with 10 and nine against Lafayette and Lehigh.