Volleyball Falls At Niagara, 3-1
The Loyola University Maryland volleyball team dropped a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest Sunday afternoon at Niagara University, 3-1. The Greyhounds earned a 25-17 victory in the first set, before falling 25-21, 25-19 and 25-17.
Canisius Sweeps Volleyball In Buffalo
Canisius College built an early lead in a Metro Atlantic Atheltic Conference match on Saturday afternoon against Loyola University Maryland, and the Greyhounds were not able to rally, falling in three to the Golden Griffins
Loyola University Maryland completed its longest Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference roadtrip of the season last Saturday and returns to Reitz Arena this weekend for a pair of league matches.
Niagara University visits on Saturday, October 27, for a 2 p.m. match that will feature Free Food Frenzy! Fans will have the opportunity to win Chick-Fil-A for a year, as well as Baltimore Ravens tickets, during the match.
The weekend wraps up with a 2 o'clock contest on Sunday, October 28, against Canisius College.
A Look At The Competition
Niagara and Canisius enter the weekend tied for second place in the MAAC with 9-3 records in league play. Both teams are 12-10, as well, prior to this weekend's slate of matches. Canisius will play at Rider University on Saturday prior to visiting Baltimore.
Loyola won its third-straight MAAC match for the first time since October 2010 last Saturday when it defeated Rider in four sets. Jac Bullock led the Greyhounds with 19 kills and a .381 hitting percentage against the Broncs, while Kara Schiffer logged 35 digs.
Top Of Her Game
Junior middle blocker Jac Bullock continues to lead the MAAC in hitting percentage this season with a .360 mark in 23 matches. She is also sixth in kills per set (3.29) and is the tops amongst league middle blockers in that category.
She logged career-highs in kills (22) and hitting percentage (.618) on October 14 as Loyola topped Marist. Her 22 kills came on just 34 attempts, and she had only one error. Her .618 hitting percentage was the best by a MAAC player this season, and her 22 kills were tied for eighth.
In conference play this season, Bullock has leads the MAAC with a .386 hitting percentage, best in the league by 41 percentage points. She is also second in kills per set, just 0.02 behind the leader. From the service line, Bullock also leads the conference in aces per set with 0.47.
She has posted 10 or more kills in each of the Greyhounds' last 12 matches, and 18 of the team's last 19.
One Off The Record
Kara Schiffer just missed tying or setting Loyola's single-match record for digs last Saturday, registering 35 in a four-set win at Rider.
The sophomore libero had her best career match against the Broncs and was one dig away from matching the 2007 record set by Nina Camaioni against Marist.
Schiffer's 35 digs are tied for second in school history with the 35 posted by Megan Maloney in 2002, a number that stood as the school standard for five years.