LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell volleyball team will play in its final road game of the season when it travels to Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday for a Patriot League match against Loyola (Md.).
The Bison are 11-12 overall and 5-8 in the Patriot League after going 1-1 in this past weekend’s matches. Bucknell swept the season series over Lafayette after taking the match against the Leopards on Friday 3-0, but it could not put together the win against Lehigh the following day.
Hailey Stout led the team in digs in those two matches, combining for 28 over the two-day span. Campbell also recorded a team-high 11 kills against Lafayette, and her .344 hitting percentage this season ranks fourth in the Patriot League. Senior Meghan Wentzel recorded 56 assists on the weekend, bringing her season total up to 766, good for third in the conference.
Freshman Stephanie Occhiogrosso also had a strong performances against Lehigh and Lafayette. Making her third and fourth consecutive starts, the rookie recorded eight kills against Lafayette and two block assists at Lehigh.
Looking to finish above .500, the Bison will need to win against Loyola on Saturday, who enters with a 6-21 record. Bucknell defeated the Greyhounds in three sets in early October, and the Bison have not lost a set to Loyola in their last three matchups. Bucknell leads the all-time series, 10-7.
Campbell led the way with 10 kills in the season’s first match between these two teams, while Hailey Stout recorded a .438 hitting percentage with five block assists.
Bucknell leads the Greyhounds in many statistical categories this season, including hitting percentage (.193 vs .160), assists (10.56 per set vs 10.08), kills (11.38 per set vs 11.07), and blocks (2.24 per set vs 1.91).
Following the game against Loyola, Bucknell will return to Davis Gym for their final two games of the season. The Bison will host Army on Friday, Nov. 13, and Holy Cross on Saturday, Nov. 14. Senior Day will be held prior to the match with the Crusaders. Wentzel, Campbell, Katie Price, and Kristen Gelenitis will be honored before the match.