Setting the Scene
(Friday, Oct. 14 – 7 p.m.)
What:
Army West Point (12-8, 4-2 PL) at Bucknell (4-14, 2-4 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com
Watch Live: Patriot League Network

(Saturday, Oct. 15 – 5 p.m.)
What:
Holy Cross (5-14. 1-5 PL) at Bucknell (4-14, 2-4 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com

About the Bison
* Bucknell is 4-14 overall and 2-4 in the Patriot League after splitting a pair of league matches. The Bison rolled to a 3-0 win at Loyola (Md.) on Saturday, but dropped a five-set match at home to Colgate on Monday.
* The win over Loyola was Bucknell’s fifth straight in the series with the Greyhounds.
* The Bison pushed Colgate to five sets for the first time since beating the Raiders 3-2 in 2010.
* Freshman Sophie Bullard has recorded back-to-back double-doubles. She had 12 kills and 15 digs against Loyola (Md.) and then added 19 kills and 15 digs against Colgate.
* Bucknell has recorded 15 aces over the past two matches, including a season-high 10 in the win over the Greyhounds.
* The Bison are currently in a six-match homestand, all against conference opponents.
* Five of the Bison’s losses have come in five sets.
* Freshman Bridgette Holland and senior Hailey Stout have played in all 69 sets. Holland leads the team in kills with 156 and in blocks with 49.

Scouting Army West Point
* Army West Point is 12-8 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League after a 3-0 win over Lafayette.
* The Black Knights are 9-2 in away/neutral site matches this season.
* Army West Point received seven first-place votes and was picked to finish second in the Patriot League preseason poll.
* The Black Knights ranks second in the conference in hitting percentage (.241) and assists/set (12.06).
* Three of the top five hitting percentages in the Patriot League are from Army West Point players (Sydney Morriss, Vanessa Wesley, Olivia Fairfield)
* Carolyn Bockrath was a Preseason All-Patriot League selection.

Scouting Holy Cross
* Holy Cross is 5-14 overall and 1-5 in the Patriot League after a 3-2 loss at Navy.
* The Crusaders were picked to finish eighth in the Patriot League preseason poll.
* Outside hitter Mandy Sifferlen was a Preseason All-Patriot League selection. She ranks first in the conference in kills/set (4.91).

Series History with Army West Point
* Army West Point leads the all-time series 33-14. The teams have played every year since first playing each other in 1989.
* The Bison won 3-1 in the second match last season, ending a 17-match losing streak to the Black Knights that dated back to 2007.
* Hailey Stout had 13 kills, a .407 hitting percentage and 10 digs in last season’s win. Blake Buchholz added 13 kills.

Series History with Holy Cross
* Bucknell leads the all-time series 35-14. The teams have played every year since the first meeting in 1986.
* The Bison have won four of the past five meetings, including 3-1 and 3-0 victories last season.
* Blake Buchholz averaged 9.0 kills and 12.0 digs in the two wins last year, while Hailey Stout averaged 7.5 kills and 17.5 digs.

League Notes
* American is the only unbeaten team in league play with a record of 7-0.
* Colgate (5-2), Army West Point (4-2), and Lehigh (4-2) round out the top four teams in the conference standings.
* Bucknell (2-4) is in sixth, two matches outside of the fourth and final postseason spot. Navy is just ahead of the Bison with a record of 3-3.

Up Next
* Bucknell will host league matches against Navy on Friday, Oct. 21, and against American on Saturday, Oct. 22.