LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell volleyball team evened its Patriot League record at 3-3 with a 3-0 sweep over visiting Loyola (Md.) on Friday night at Davis Gym. Eight players combined for 36 kills to help the Bison win by scores of 25-15, 25-14 and 25-21.
Senior Karen Campbell had 10 kills and a hitting percentage of .667 for Bucknell, which improved to 9-7 overall. It’s the program’s best 16-game mark since it started with the same record during the 2006-07 season. The Greyhounds, who were coming off a 3-0 win over league foe Holy Cross, dropped to 6-14 overall and 1-4 in conference play.
Campbell has hit over .600 twice this season and has went over .500 on four different occasions. She added five block assists against the Greyhounds, giving her a team-leading 77 total blocks (1.28/set) on the season. Sophomore Hailey Stout also had five block assists in the match, in addition to eight kills and a .438 hitting percentage.
The Bison hit .354 as a team. Buchholz matched Stout with a .438 percentage while contributing nine kills. Senior Meghan Wentzel tallied 23 assists, while sophomore Luz Nagle came off the bench to add six. Buchholz and sophomore Jenna Slusar paced the team in digs with 11 and eight, respectively.
Molly Cichosz led Loyola with 16 kills. Stacey Kazalas added 11 kills, while Molly Werts had 21 assists.
Bucknell improved to 10-7 in the all-time series with Loyola. The Bison have won by 3-0 scores in each of the past three matches.
Up next for the Bison is a Patriot League match at Colgate on Monday. The Raiders fell to 5-12 overall and 3-3 in the league with a loss on Friday, but nearly upset first-place American before losing 3-2.