Setting the Scene
What:
Colgate (4-8, 1-0 PL) vs. Bucknell (9-4, 0-0 PL)
When: Saturday, March 24 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hershey Racquet Club (Hershey, Pa.)

About the Bison
• Bucknell is 9-4 and has a four-match winning streak with victories against Siena, South Carolina State, George Mason, and IUP.
• The Bison have their best record at this point of the season since starting 11-2 during the 2004-05 season.
• Two players – Sofia Ayuso and Madeline Melch – went 3-0 in singles in the team’s three matches in Hilton Head last week. Ayuso played on court five and improved her record to 7-1, while Melch played on court six and upped her record to 6-2.
• Bucknell is an impressive 51-25 in singles matches this spring.
• The Bison have two doubles teams that went 3-0 in Hilton Head, and both teams are unbeaten at 4-0 on the season. Emilie Bush and Cayla Koch haven’t lost on court two, while Ayuso and Mishi Papich are undefeated on court three.
Lisa Jouravleva has already started to build her case for Patriot League Player of the Year with a 9-2 record against non-conference opponents. She will get her first chance to build up her conference record this weekend.

Scouting Colgate
• Colgate is 4-8 overall and 1-0 in the Patriot League after a 7-0 win at Holy Cross.
• The Raiders went 9-9 overall and 3-1 in the conference last season. They lost to Lehigh in the quarterfinal round of the league tournament.

Series History with Colgate
• Bucknell is 19-21 all-time against Colgate. The teams first met in 1977.
• The Bison have won four of the past five matches in the series. The Raiders won 5-2 last season, but the Bison won the previous three by a combined 15-0 score.
Lisa Jouravleva and Paige Leavy had singles victories against Colgate last season.

Up Next
• The Bison will play at Villanova on Tuesday. The match is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.