Homestand Continues Wednesday For Volleyball

Nov. 1, 2011

Match Information
Opponent Saint Peter's Peahens
Date Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time 7 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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Match Information
Opponent Rider Broncs
Date Saturday, November 5, 2011
Time 6 p.m.
Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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This Week's Action
Loyola University Maryland's volleyball team plays host to a pair of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matches this week, taking on Saint Peter's College and Rider University in Reitz Arena.
The Greyhound will play the Peahens on Wednesday at 7 o'clock, and they will then host the Broncs at 6 o'clock on Saturday evening.

Live And In Color
Wednesday's match against Saint Peter's will be broadcast live on Hounds Unleashed, Loyola's free web video streaming program. Fans unable to attend the match can watch the action on from their computer or many smart phone devices.

Lukas Lifts Kill Numbers
As the 2011 season has progressed Faye Lukas has lifted the consistency of her offensive game and become the team's top hitter in terms of kills per game. She had 12 on Saturday against Fairfield, marking the fifth-straight match in which she has topped 10 or more kills.
Over the last 10 matches of the season, Lukas has led the Greyhounds with 90 kills, an average of 2.73 pet set.

Bullock Not Far Behind
Jac Bullock has not been far behind on the charts in terms of the Greyhound's kills leaders. She is second on the team in the last 10 matches with 77 kills.

Trading Places
Prior to last weekend's matches, Katie Dircks took over the team's primary libero duties from Janet Pressler, and Pressler moved into a traditional back-row role, bolstering the Greyhounds' all-around passing effort.
On Saturday against Fairfield, Dircks had 10 digs to lead the team, but on Sunday, Pressler played the first two sets as a back row player and the third as the libero. She had 11 digs, topping the Greyhounds in that match against Iona.

Throwing Up The Block
Loyola posted 10 total blocks at Siena, it's second-best performance of the season. Mindy Maloney had a season-high tying eight blocks against the Saints, five of a solo variety.

New Position For Dircks
Katie Dircks has stepped into the team's libero role since returning from an injury and produced nice dig numbers. Prior to Sunday's match against Iona, Dircks had five-straight matches with 10 or more digs, and she then had nine on Sunday against the Gaels.

Burns Receives AVCA Scholarship
Loyola Assistant Coach Cynammon Burns was named one of 12 recipients nationally of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Minority Coaches Scholarship. The scholarship will be used for professional development workshops at the upcoming AVCA Convention. Burns is in her first year at Loyola after a standout career as a libero at American University.

Loyola posted a season-high 76 digs in its victory over Rider despite the fact the match was over in three sets. The Greyhounds' previous high of 73 came in a five-set affair with Siena.
The Broncs had 144 attack attempts in the match, but they hit just .153 thanks to Loyola's solid defense.
Janet Pressler posted 23 digs, while Tina Catanach added 13, and Casey O'Hanlon had 10.

Pressler Passes
Janet Pressler continued her solid play as the team's libero, totaling 23 digs against Rider. She has posted 10 or more digs in 12 of 14 matches that she has served as the libero (beginning August 27 against Tennessee State), and the only two matches she did not reach double-figures, she posted nine in three-set contests.
She has 235 digs this season, an average of 3.85, and she has led the squad in digs in all but two of the matches she has served as libero. During MAAC play, Pressler has averaged 4.43 digs per set, a mark that ranks fourth in the league.
Pressler was name the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in the win over Rider.