Setting the Scene
(Friday, Oct. 21  – 7 p.m.)
What: Navy (15-5, 5-3 PL) at Bucknell (4-16, 2-6 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com

(Saturday, Oct. 22 – 5 p.m.) – SENIOR DAY
What: American (18-6. 8-0 PL) at Bucknell (4-16, 2-6 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com

About the Bison
* Bucknell is 4-16 overall and 2-6 in the Patriot League after dropping two matches this past weekend. Army West Point defeated Bucknell in three sets on Friday, and the Bison kept it close in a three-set loss to Holy Cross on Saturday in which each set went 25-22.
* Freshman Sophie Bullard led the Bison against Holy Cross, totaling 15 kills and 16 digs for a .343 hitting percentage. She now ranks fourth on the squad in both kills and digs.

* Over the weekend, senior Jordan Walker surpassed the 100-kill mark on the season, and freshman Selby Schnobrich earned her 500th assist of the season.
* Bucknell is 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 junior Hailey Stout have played in all 75 sets. Holland leads the team in kills with 168 and in blocks with 55.

* On the season, sophomore Blake Buchholz has also contributed 157 kills and 165 digs, while Stout has added 156 kills and 183 digs.

Scouting Navy
* Navy is 15-5 overall and 5-3 in the Patriot League.
* The Mids are 8-3 in away/neutral site matches this season.
* Navy has won four consecutive matches, three of which were in three straight sets.
* With its strong defensive play, Navy leads the Patriot League in opponent hitting percentage (.152) and opponent kills per set (11.09).
* Navy also leads the conference in kills (13.29) and assists (12.61).

Scouting American
* American is 18-6 overall and 8-0 in the Patriot League.
* The Eagles were picked to finish first in the Patriot League, and is 60-2 over the past four years against Patriot League opponents.

* Junior Hoakalei Dawson and sophomore Aleksandra Kazala were voted to the Preseason All-League Team.
* American leads the league in hitting percentage (.257) and service aces (1.81).

Series History with Navy
* Navy leads the all-time series 28-22. The series first began in 1981.

* The Bison have lost eight of the past nine matches since 2012, with the victory coming in 2015, a 3-2 triumph at home.
Hailey Stout and Jordan Walker led the team with seven kills apiece in the match earlier this season versus Navy..

Series History with American
* American leads the all-time series 40-1. The series first began in 1989.
* The Bison’s win came in 1996.
* Despite a 3-0 loss to American earlier this season, the Bison competed throughout the match with the set scores of 25-22, 25-21, and 25-23.

League Notes
* American is the only unbeaten team in league play with a record of 8-0.
* Army West Point (6-2), Colgate (6-2), Navy (5-3), and Lehigh (5-3) round out the top five teams in the conference standings.
* Bucknell (2-6) is in seventh, three matches outside of the fourth and final postseason spot.

Up Next
* Bucknell will host a league match against Lehigh on Friday, Oct. 28, and will play a road match versus Lafayette on Saturday, Oct. 29.