Setting the Scene
(Friday, Nov. 3 – 7 p.m.)
What:
Navy (19-6, 9-3 PL) at Bucknell (9-9, 6-6 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com
Promotion: Rock the House | Student teams, groups, and organizations can come support the Bison and have a chance at winning one of two Susquehanna Trailways gift certificates

(Saturday, Nov. 4 – 5 p.m.)
What:
Loyola (9-16, 3-9 PL) at Bucknell (9-9, 6-6 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com
Promotion: Senior Day

About the Bison
• Bucknell is 9-9 overall and 6-6 in the Patriot League after sweeping a pair of league matches last weekend. The Bison recorded a huge 3-2 win over Lehigh on Friday, and then kept the momentum going with a 3-1 win at Lafayette on Sunday.
• The Bison will honor Stefanie Alpert, Celeste Barker, Luz Nagle and Hailey Stout for Senior Day prior to Saturday’s match against Loyola.
• Bucknell is in the middle of a tight race for the fourth and final spot in the Patriot League Tournament. The Bison are currently tied for fifth with Colgate and sit one match behind fourth-place Lehigh with four matches to play. Bucknell, Lehigh, and Colgate all split their respective series against each other.
• Senior Celeste Barker is doing everything she can to close her career with a postseason appearance, stepping up with a pair of clutch performances last weekend. She averaged eight kills and seven total blocks between the two matches.
• Barker ranks sixth in the Patriot League in blocks per set (0.94), while sophomore Mimi Richards leads the conference at 1.38.
• Richards has been a dual threat for the Bison. She also ranks seventh in the Patriot League in hitting percentage (.309).
• Sophomore Sophie Bullard has 11 double-doubles this season, including each of the past two matches. She had 18 kills and 14 digs in the win over Lehigh, and 16 kills and 14 digs in the win over Lafayette.
• Sophomore Brooke Stark added two more aces in the win over Lehigh and now has a team-high 30 on the season. That’s the most in a season by a Bison player since Emily Sawanobori had 32 in 2009.

Scouting Navy
• Navy is 19-6 overall and 9-3 in the Patriot League after a 3-2 loss to Colgate. The Mids are tied with Army West Point for second in the conference.
• The Mids rank first in the Patriot League in aces/set (1.43) and digs/set (17.05).
• Maddi Sgattoni is first in the Patriot League in aces (37).

Series History with Navy
• Navy leads 30-22 in a series that began in 1981.
• The Mids have won four straight, including a 3-0 victory in the first meeting this season.
Hailey Stout had 11 digs in the first match against Navy this season.

Scouting Loyola
• Loyola is 9-16 overall and 3-9 in the Patriot League with four straight losses to American, Navy, Army West Point, and Colgate.
• The Greyhounds opened league play with a 2-2 record.
• Ann Ernst ranks fifth in the Patriot League in kills, averaging 3.38/set.

Series History with Loyola
• Bucknell leads 13-8 in a series that began in 1984.
• The Bison have won six of the past seven, including a 3-1 victory in the first matchup this season.
Mimi Richards had 12 kills and six blocks, and Sophie Bullard tallied 12 kills and 15 digs in the win over the Greyhounds this season.

Up Next
• Bucknell closes the regular season with matches at Holy Cross (Nov. 10) and American (Nov. 12)