Tuesday Night Marks Home Opener For Volleyball Against Colonials

Sept. 5, 2016

Match Information
Opponent George Washington Colonials
Date Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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Home Opener    

  • The Loyola University Maryland volleyball team plays its first home match of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds will host George Washington University starting at 7 p.m.
  • Admission to all home matches is free.
  • The match will also be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.

A Look Back    
  • The Greyhounds finished second at the Charm City Challenge to open the season Sept. 2-3. Loyola opened the year with a three-set sweep of Delaware State before falling in a nightcap to host UMBC. They then won the first two sets and closed out the match in the fourth for a win over Akron University on Saturday.
  • Ann Ernst and Stacey Kazalas earned All-Tournament honors for the Greyhounds.

Freshmen Spur Offense    
  • A pair of freshmen outside hitters – Ann Ernst and Zoe Pawlak – led the Greyhounds’ offense in the first three matches of the season, combining for a 7.3 kills per set average. Ernst had 43 total kills (4.3 per set), and Pawlak tallied 30 (3.0).
  • Pawlak posted 12 kills in the season-opener against Delaware State to pace the team, and Ernst had 13 and 24 kills versus UMBC and Akron, respectively.
  • Ernst’s 24 kills against Akron were the most by a Loyola player since Molly Cichosz recorded 25 on Sept. 4, 2014, in a five-set win over Quinnipiac University. The 24 were also a high for a Loyola player in a four-set affair since the program’s all-time kills leader, Nina Camaioni, had 24 on Oct. 9, 2010, versus Saint Peter’s University.
  • Two returners – junior Stacey Kazalas and sophomore Haley Puddy – had 17 kills each in the three matches. Puddy hit a team-high .371.

New Faces Play Strong Defense, Too    
  • In addition to Ernst and Pawlak leading Loyola’s attack on the offensive side, a pair of freshmen made significant contributions on defense.
  • Erin Cunningham led Loyola with 43 digs (4.3 per set), posting 11 or more in all three contests. She had a match-high 19 in the four-set victory over Akron.
  • Molly Jarvis keyed the Greyhounds’ blocking effort, finishing the three matches with 13 total, an average of 1.3 per set. She also led Loyola with five service aces. Sophomore Alisah Cash also was key on the block for Loyola, posting nine total.