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Volleyball Opens Patriot League Play At American, Navy This Weekend

Volleyball faces two Patriot League teams, American and Navy, this weekend to start conference play
Sept. 20, 2017

Match Information
Opponent American Eagles
Date Friday, September 22, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
Online Media Live Stats
Location Washington, D.C. | Bender Arena
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Game Notes Loyola Get Acrobat Reader
Opponent Navy Midshipmen
Date Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time 7:30 p.m.
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Location Annapolis, Md. | Wesley A. Brown Field House
Date Directions | Naval Academy Access Guide
Game Notes Loyola Get Acrobat Reader

The Greyhounds:
• Loyola sits 6-7 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.
• The George Mason Classic resulted in 1-2 for Loyola.
Ann Ernst leads the team with 179 kills (3.58 k/s) and is currently ranked third in the Patriot League in kills.
Molly Werts is ranked tenth in the Patriot League for assists with an average of 5.06 assists per set and leads the Greyhounds.
Molly Jarvis holds a .285 hitting percentage at the top of the roster and is tenth in the Patriot League.
• Loyola has landed three spots on the Patriot League Player of the Week list so far this season.
• The Greyhounds are off to their best start to the season since 2012.

Scouting the Eagles:
• American is 7-6 overall in the 2017 season.
• Junior Aleksandra Kazala leads the team in kills with 231 (4.81 k/s) as well as digs with 146 (3.04 d/s) in the 48 matches she has played in this season.
• Kazala leads the Patriot League in kills and has been named to the Patriot League Player of the Week list twice this season as winner and with honorable mention.
• Freshman Helena Elbaek was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on September 11, 2017, and trails Kazala with the second highest amount of kills and season points.
• Vela McBride is at the top of the Patriot League in hitting percentage with .420.
• American was unanimously named Patriot League preseason favorite.
• Since joining the Patriot League, American leads the series with Loyola, 8-0.

Scouting the Midshipmen:
• Navy is 10-3 overall in the 2017 season.
• The team was picked fourth in the Patriot League preseason poll.
• Senior Tara Dotzauer has recorded the team-high in kills with 133 (2.89 k/s).
• Katie Patrick leads the Mids with a .374 hitting percentage, the third highest in the Patriot League for hitting percentage as well as blocks with 1.15 avg/s.
• Navy currently has the highest hitting percentage in the Patriot League with .258.
• Navy leads the series versus Loyola, 8-0, since the Greyhounds joined the Patriot League.

Up next...
Loyola travels to West Point, N.Y. to face Army on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.






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