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Volleyball Hosts Back-To-Back Home Matches, Faces Holy Cross And American

Ann Ernst
Oct. 11, 2017

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Opponent Holy Cross Crusaders
Date Friday, October 13, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
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Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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Opponent American Eagles
Date Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time 7:00 p.m.
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Location Baltimore, Md. | Reitz Arena
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The Greyhounds:
• Loyola sits 8-12 overall in the 2017 season.
• The team is 2-5 in the Patriot League.
• Loyola 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 257 kills (3.34 k/s) and is currently ranked fourth in the Patriot League in kills as well as leading Loyola with 18 service aces.
Ashley Kozer is on top of the team with 414 assists (5.38 Ast/set).
Elena Scarano is ranked 10th in the conference for digs with an average of 3.23 per set.
• Loyola has landed four spots on the Patriot League Player of the Week honorable mention list so far this season, Ashley Kozer was named Rookie of the Week (Sept. 18), and Mackenzie Fedota was named Rookie of the Week (Oct. 8).
• The Greyhounds were 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 six-straight matches at home.

Scouting the Crusaders:
• Holy Cross is 3-16 overall in the 2017 season and 0-6 in the Patriot League.
• Loyola and Holy Cross both lost to Lafayette, Lehigh, American, and Navy in conference play, but the Crusaders fell to Colgate and Army and Loyola beat the Raiders and Black Knights.
• The Crusaders are 0-6 in away games this season, and will face the Greyhounds on the road in Baltimore.
• In the Patriot League, Holy Cross leads the conference in digs with an average of 17.66 per set.
• Katie Kerins is ranked third in the Patriot League in kills with 214 (3.34), the same average as the fourth ranked Ann Ernst from Loyola.
• Sophie VanSeveren is top of the conference in digs with 5.92 avg/s.
• Since Loyola joined the Patriot League, the series record with Holy Cross is tied 4-4.

Scouting the Eagles:
• American is 13-7 overall in the 2017 season, and 5-1 in the Patriot League.
• The Eagles beat Navy, Lehigh, and Lafayette, which Loyola fell to.
• Both teams beat Army West Point.
• American beat Loyola this season, 3-0.
• Aleksandra Kazala leads the Patriot League in kills with 4.85 avg/s.
• Vela McBride is ranked second in the conference in hitting percentage with .378.
• Cheyenne Orsi is fourth in the Patriot League in hitting percentage (.345) and third in blocks (1.13 avg/s).
• The Eagles were ranked preseason number one in the Patriot League.
• American has a winning record on the road (4-3).
• The team faces George Washington, Bucknell, and Colgate before playing Loyola on the road.
• Since joining the Patriot League, American leads the series with Loyola, 9-0.

Up Next...
Loyola will host Navy at Reitz Arena, on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m.
 

 

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Saturday, Oct 28
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Army West Point Reitz Arena 7:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 29
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Colgate Reitz Arena 2:00 PM
Friday, Nov 3
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Lehigh Reitz Arena 7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 4
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Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Nov 7
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Lafayette Reitz Arena 7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 11
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Holy Cross Worcester, Mass. 4:00 PM

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