Colonials, Stags & Gaels On Tap For Volleyball

Sept. 26, 2011

Match Information
Opponent George Washington Colonials
Date Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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Match Information
Opponent Fairfield Stags
Date Saturday, September 28, 2011
Time 2 p.m.
Location Fairfield, Conn. | Alumni Gymnasium
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Opponent Iona Gaels
Date Sunday, September 29, 2011
Time 2 p.m.
Location New Rochelle, N.Y. | Hynes Athletic Center
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This Week’s Action

  • Loyola plays its final non-conference match of the 2011 regular-season on Wednesday night when it hosts George Washington at 7 o’clock in Reitz Arena.
  • The Greyhounds then start a stretch of five-straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matches on the road. Loyola will play at Fairfield on Saturday and Iona on Sunday. Both matches will start at 2 o’clock.

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Colonials, Stags & Gaels

  • George Washington enters Wednesday’s match with a 10-5 overall record after falling to Saint Louis last Saturday. Fairfield is 6-8 overall and 3-1 in the MAAC, while Iona has a 5-7 overall mark, 2-2 in the league. The Gaels host Rider on Saturday before playing the Greyhounds.

Going Five Again

  • Loyola demonstrated the balance of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Saturday when the Greyhounds and Manhattan stretched their match to five sets. It was Loyola’s third five-set conference match in as many outings, although the Greyhounds snapped that stretch on Sunday with a sweep of Saint Peter’s.

Freshmen Do The Work

  • The Greyhounds played a rotation with five freshmen in the second and third sets on Sunday at Saint Peter’s, and the group responded well. Tina Catanach led all players with 15 kills and just two errors on 31 attempts, while Lauren Arnold put down 13 kills. She also had a match- and season-high 16 digs. Lauren Andersen directed the Greyhounds to their best hitting percentage of the season (.275), dishing out 32 assists.

All-Around Arnold

  • Lauren Arnold made the first start of her collegiate career and played the entire rotation against Saint Peter’s. In her previous appearances, she saw action mostly in the front row. Arnold responded Sunday with her best collegiate match, recording 13 kills, tying her season-high set in a five-set loss to TCU on September 9.
  • Arnold also had a match-best and season-high 16 digs against the Peahens on Sunday. She hit an even .400, recording her 13 kills with just three errors in 25 attempts.

Two Topping .400

  • Loyola had two players top .400 hitting percentage in the same match for the first time this year on Sunday against Saint Peter’s. Tina Catanach topped out with a season-best .419, notching 15 kills with just two errors in 31 attempts, and Lauren Arnold recorded 13 in 25 swings with three errors for an even .400.
  • Catanach and Arnold’s hitting percentages are the third- and fourth-best by Loyola players, and the top marks by Greyhounds’ outside hitters, this year. Jac Bullock posted marks of .459 and .441 in consecutive matches last weekend against Marist and Siena, respectively.

For Starters

  • Loyola opened MAAC action with a victory for the first time since 2007 when it defeated Siena in five. The Greyhounds had lost their last three league-opening matches before Saturday’s win. The 2007 season was one of the best in recent history for Loyola, as the Greyhounds finished 22-12, 13-5 in the MAAC, and advanced to the MAAC Semifinals.

Bullock Comes Up Big

  • After earning All-Tournament honors for two consecutive weekends, Jac Bullock was outstanding again when the Greyhounds started MAAC action. In matches against Siena and Marist, she recorded back-to-back career-highs in kills, posting 18 against the Saints and 21 versus the Red Foxes. Bullock hit .451 (39-7-71) in the two matches and also chipped in with seven blocks and two aces.