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Short Trip Takes Volleyball To Virginia For George Mason Classic This Weekend

Volleyball plays in the George Mason Classic this weekend.
Sept. 13, 2017

Tournament Information
Location Fairfax, Va. | Recreation Athletic Complex
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Game Notes Loyola Get Acrobat Reader
Opponent Hampton Pirates
Date Friday, September 15, 2017
Time 4:30 p.m.
Online Media Live Stats
Opponent Charlotte 49ers
Date Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time 1:30 p.m.
Online Media Live Stats
Opponent George Mason Patriots
Date Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
Online Media Live Stats | Video

The Greyhounds: 
• Loyola sits 5-5 overall in the 2017 season.
• The Greyhounds were downed by UNCW, 3-0, Davidson, 3-0, and Appalachian State, 3-1, in the Springhill Suites Mayfaire Invitational.
• Loyola lost in a close match to La Salle, 3-2, but defeated Akron, 3-1, and Tennessee Tech, 3-1, at the Akron Invitational.
• The Greyhounds hosted the Charm City Challenge and finished 2-1.
• Eleven players return from the 2016 roster, including its leaders in kills (Ann Ernst, 326, 3.54/set), blocks (Haley Puddy, 84), blocks per set (Molly Jarvis, 0.81), assists (Molly Werts, 389) and digs (Erin Cunningham, 241, 4.08).
• Loyola assistant coach, Eric Arriaga, worked as an assistant coach for George Mason for the 2016 season where he helped the team to their longest Atlantic-10 Coneference winning streak since the program joined the league.
• The Greyhounds, coming off a 3-0 win over Coppin State Tuesday, are off to their best start to the season since 2012.

Scouting the Pirates:
• Hampton is 2-8 overall in the 2017 season.
• The Pirates have nine new members on their roster this season.
• Reeana Richardson returns to the court for Hampton tied as leader for kills in the 2016 season.
• The team fell 3-0 to Buffalo, Central Arkansas, Canisius, Drake, JMU, East Carolina, and Gardner-Webb.
• Hampton came away with a 3-2 win against Winthrop and a 3-1 win against Citadel.

Scouting the 49ers:
• Charlotte is 10-3 overall in the 2017 season.
• The 49ers beat South Carolina State, 3-0, Southern Utah, 3-2, UNCG, 3-1, North Florida, 3-0, Georgia Southern, 3-1, USC Upstate, 3-0, Eastern Washington, 3-0, Canisius, 3-0, Bucknell, 3-0, and Davidson, 3-2.
• They fell to Belmont, 3-2, Elon, 3-2, and Bethune-Cookman, 3-2.
• Charlotte welcomed six new players, including Sydney Rowan who lead the 49ers in kills with 161 on the season.

Scouting the Patriots:
• George Mason is 2-8 overall in the 2017 season.
• The team fell to UNC Asheville, Georgia, LIU Brooklyn, Campbell, UPenn, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Towson.
• George Mason topped Presbyterian College, 3-0, and Lafayette, 3-0.
• As hosts of the George Mason Classic, the Patriots are 0-3 at home.
• Aylene Ilkson is in her first season as head coach with George Mason.
• The Patriots have 10 returners and two newcomers.

Next up...
Loyola travels to D.C. to face American in its first Patriot League match of the season on Sept. 22, 7 p.m.






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