Setting the Scene
(Friday, Sept. 22 – 7 p.m.)
What:
Army West Point (7-6, 0-0 PL) at Bucknell (6-6, 0-0 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com
Watch Live: Patriot League Network

(Saturday, Sept, 23 – 5 p.m.)
What:
Colgate (9-3, 0-0 PL) at Bucknell (6-6, 0-0 PL)
Where: Davis Gym (Lewisburg, Pa.)
Live Stats: BucknellBison.com

About the Bison
• Bucknell is 6-6 overall after going 1-2 at the Red Flash Classic with losses to host Saint Francis and Morehead State, and a win over Norfolk State.
• Senior Stefanie Alpert was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Red Flash Classic, bolstered by 12 kills in the win over Norfolk State.
• Alpert is the fourth Bucknell player to earn All-Tournament recognition this season. The others are sophomore Mimi Richards (twice), sophomore Sophie Bullard (Bucknell Invitational MVP), and Blake Buchholz.
• Bucknell has eclipsed its win total from last season before conference play has even started.
• The Bison were picked to finish sixth in the Patriot League this season.
• Richards leads the Patriot League and ranks 24th in the nation in blocks/set, and the Bison lead the Patriot League and rank 27th in the nation as a team in the same category.

Scouting Army West Point
• Army West Point is 7-6 overall after going 2-1 at the Black Knights Invitational with a loss to West Virginia (3-2) and wins over Akron (3-0) and Providence (3-0).
• The Black Knights were picked to finish second in the Patriot League. Carolyn Bockrath was a Preseason All-Patriot League selection.
• Army West Point ranks first in the conference in aces/set (1.65), led by Ana Ogilvie, who ranks first in the conference individually (0.45/set).

Series History with Army West Point
• Army West Point leads 35-14 in a series that began in 1989.
• The Black Knights swept the two-match series last season.
• Bucknell won 3-1 in 2015. Hailey Stout and Blake Buchholz had 13 kills apiece.

Scouting Colgate
• The Raiders are 9-3 overall after going 2-1 at the Colgate Invitational with a loss to Stony Brook (3-1) and wins over La Salle (3-0) and Cornell (3-0).
• Colgate ranks first in the Patriot League in assists/set (13.80) and kills/set (14.68). Lauren Sanderson ranks first in assists/set (11.51).
• The Raiders were picked to finish third in the conference. Jaelah Hutchison was a Preseason All-Patriot League selection.

Series History with Colgate
• Colgate leads 39-22 in a series that began in 1984.
• The Raiders have won 13 straight matches in the series. Bucknell’s last win came in 2010.

Up Next
• Bucknell hosts Lafayette on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.