Volleyball Plays Three Games In Four Days To Face Lehigh, Bucknell, And Lafayette
|Opponent||Lehigh Mountain Hawks|
|Date||Saturday, October 7, 2017|
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|Location||Bethlehem, Pa. | Leeman-Turner Arena|
|Date||Sunday, October 8, 2017|
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|Location||Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena|
|Date||Tuesday, October 10, 2017|
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|Location||Easton, Pa. | Kirby Sports Center|
Loyola sits 8-9 overall in the 2017 season.
The team is 2-2 in the Patriot League.
The team went 3-6 on the road in tournaments this season.
The Greyhounds hosted the Charm City Challenge and finished 2-1.
Ann Ernst leads the team with 223 kills (3.43 k/s) and is currently ranked fourth in the Patriot League in kills as well as leading Loyola with 14 service aces.
Ashley Kozer is on top of the team with 311 assists (4.78 Ast/set).
Elena Scarano is ranked 10th in the conference for digs with an average of 3.29 per set.
Loyola has landed four spots on the Patriot League Player of the Week honorable mention list so far this season, and Ashley Kozer was named Rookie of the Week (Sept. 18).
The Greyhounds are off to their best start to the season since 2012.
Loyola faced tough opponents as the team played the top four ranked preseason Patriot League team favorites on the road to open conference play.
Loyola plays three matches in four days this week, with a home game to break up two away matches.
Scouting the Mountain Hawks:
Lehigh is 13-5 overall in the 2017 season, and 4-0 in the Patriot League.
Both Loyola and Lehigh faced Colgate this season: Loyola won (3-2) and Lehigh won (3-0).
The Greyhounds will look to break an eight-game win streak the Mountain Hawks have maintained.
The team is led by Ana Spangenberg (3.28 k/s), Megan Polak (.405 hitting and 8.98 ast/s), Lauren Bright (1.12 block/s), and Emily Develle (4.47 dig/s).
Lehigh tops the Patriot League in opponent hitting percentage, opponent assists, and opponent kills.
The Mountain Hawks will face American the evening before the Loyola match.
Scouting the Bison:
Bucknell is 8-8 overall in the 2017 season, and 2-2 in the Patriot League.
The team is coming off of a 3-0 loss to Lehigh.
The Bison fell to Army (3-0) where Loyola beat the Black Knights (3-1), but beat Colgate (3-1), which Loyola edged out (3-2).
Bucknell leads the Patriot League in blocks with an average of 2.66 per set.
Sophomore Mimi Richards is in the top of the conference for blocks with 90 (1.55 block/s).
The Bison are led by Sophie Bullard (2.98 k/s), Mimi Richards (.308 hitting and 1.55 block/s), Luz Nagle (6.70 ast/s), and Brooke Stark (3.66 dig/s).
Bucknell will face Navy on Saturday, before playing Loyola on Sunday.
Scouting the Leopards:
Lafayette are 3-13 overall in the 2017 season, and 1-3 in the Patriot League.
They are currently on a three match loss streak.
Lafayette's only conference win is against Holy Cross, which Loyola will face on October 13, 2017.
Loyola will be the Leopards' first home match in six games, where Lafayette is 2-5 for the season.
Lafayette tops the Patriot League in service aces with 82 total (1.55 AVG/s).
The Leopard leaders include: Tori Smith (.160 hitting and 2.42 k/s), Julia Howard (6.76 ast/s), Alexis Capers (0.74 block/s), Lexie Caraveo (15 aces with 0.28 SA/set and 3.77 dig/s).
The team play's Navy, American, and Coppin State before their match against Loyola.
Loyola returns home to host Holy Cross on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in Reitz Arena.
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