The Bison Volleyball Team has a Challenging Weekend on the Court

Hannah Stuck, Contributing Writer

The Orange and Blue traveled to Washington, D.C. to play American this weekend. The Bison hit .231 overall, yet fell to the Eagles 3-1 in the match. The Orange and Blue had another match this weekend, playing at The United States Naval Academy on Saturday. The Bison fell to the Mids 3-0 on the road, with Navy hitting an average of .324 hitting percentage. 

Lisa Zoch ’23 had 13 kills, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Eagles’ .397 hitting percentage in the match. This was the Eagle’s fifth win over their last six matches. The Bison lost the first set 25-15, with American going up 9-3 after a 5-0 run early in the match. 

The Orange and Blue had a successful second set, hitting .393. The Bison went up 8-7 after Valentina Feigl ’24 served an ace. American kept the set very close throughout, but the Bison won the set 25-22 after a three point run at the conclusion of the set. The match was now split at 1-1 after the first two sets.

American had a very powerful third set, getting a 7-0 lead on the Bison. The Orange and Blue had five service errors, losing the set 25-10. The Bison were unable to win the fourth set, losing 25-15. Jordan Hardy ’25, who was previously Patriot League Rookie of the Week, had a team high of 20 digs. 

In their second match of the weekend, the Bison fell in three sets to Navy. Libby Nieporte ’24 had eight kills for the Bison, yet it wasn’t enough to defeat the Mids. 

The Bison lost 25-13 in the first set after 12 attack errors. In the second frame, the Orange and Blue had a hitting percentage of .207, but could not catch up after the Mids took an early 11-5 lead. 

Navy had two 4-0 runs in the third set, making them have a 25-15 victory over the Bison, sweeping them 3-0 in the series. In the match, Sarah Ramirez ’24 had a team high of 17 assists. 

“This weekend while playing American and Navy, we showed strong effort. Although we came up short, I think we are improving every game. I am excited to celebrate our seniors this upcoming Friday versus Lehigh,” Nieporte said. 

The Bison will host Lehigh on Friday, Nov. 5 in Davis Gym while celebrating Senior Day.

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