Saint Peter's, Manhattan On Deck For Volleyball This Weekend

Oct. 3, 2012

Match Information
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Opponent Saint Peter's Peacocks
Date Saturday, October 6, 2012
Time 2:00 p.m.
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Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
Opponent Manhattan Jaspers
Date Sunday, October 7, 2012
Time 2:00 p.m.
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Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena

Back At It Saturday

  • Loyola University Maryland hosts the third and fourth matches of a four-match Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference homestand on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2012, in Reitz Arena.
  • Saint Peter’s University visits the Evergreen campus on Saturday, and Manhattan College follows on Sunday. Both matches are slated to start at 2 o’clock.

A Look At The Competition

  • Saint Peter’s will enter Reitz Arena with a 1-19 overall record and a 0-6 mark in MAAC action. 
  • The Jaspers, who play at Rider University on Saturday afternoon, bring a 9-9 overall mark and 4-3 MAAC record into the weekend.

Looking Back

  • Loyola rallied from set-deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 last Saturday to defeat visiting Iona College in five, outlasting the Gaels, 15-13, in the deciding game. Faye Lukas had 28 kills, and Jac Bullock added 15 in the win, while Lauren Andersen passed out 57 assists.
  • On Sunday afternoon, MAAC preseason favorite Fairfield University defeated the Greyhounds in a three-set sweep.

Lukas’ Career Night

  • Junior outside hitter Faye Lukas has steadily improved her career-high in kills throughout the season. Last year, she set her best at 17, and she then upped it to 19 and a day later 20 during this season’s second weekend. She stretched it to 22 in a home win over Charleston Southern University on September 8, but Lukas blew that mark away with 28 last Saturday against Iona.
  • Through 16 matches this year, Lukas is averaging 3.88 kills per set, tops in the MAAC. She has 233 total in 635 swings. Her numbers are up sharply from a year ago when she finished with 247 (2.25 kps) and a .130 percentage. This year, she is hitting .200.

Minding The Middle

  • Jac Bullock and Mindy Maloney, Loyola’s starting middle blockers, both hit .500 or above and has 12 kills each in Sunday’s setback against Fairfield.
  • Bullock, who is second in the MAAC this year with a .328 hitting percentage, put away 12 kills without an error in 23 attempts for a .522 mark.
  • Meanwhile, Maloney had 12 kills with just one error on 22 swings for an even .500 outing. She is eighth in the league with a .277 hitting percentage this season. Maloney’s 12 kills were just one off her career-high of 13 set just a week earlier.

Spreading Out The Offense

  • Lauren Andersen set a career-high with 57 assists in the Greyhounds’ five-set win over Iona on Saturday night. This season, she has risen to third in the conference in assists per set (9.97) after finishing sixth last year.