Women’s Volleyball have best start to Patriot League play since 2003

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Jamilie Atiyeh, Contributing Writer

Bucknell women’s volleyball is sittingwith a 10-2 stat in the second week of Patriot League play.

This past Saturday, Holy Cross traveled to Bucknell to lose in a straight sweep (25-15, 26-24, 25-11) against the Bison. In all three sets, Bucknell hit .250 or better and scored nine aces against the Crusaders. Catherine Jamison ’24 led the team with 11 kills and a .241 hitting average.

Bri Frazilus ’26 followed with 10 kills and a .320 hitting percentage. In both matches one and three, Holy Cross never saw a lead. This match marked the sixth sweep of the season for the Bison. Further, a 3-0 start to the league play is the best seen since 2003. 

On Sunday, Bucknell played a close five setter against Colgate (15-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-19, 14-16). Although these bouts did not prove favorable, there was some great action seen amongst the bison throughout the five sets. Jamison put out a career high of 23 kills (HP .264) with seven in the third set alone. The fourth match was highlighted by outstanding defensive efforts from Allie Lopez ’24 and freshman Tjiana Kostic ’26, who combined for eight block assists.

The fifth match opened with the first three points due to kills by Frazilus and Jen Sivak ’25 along with a Colgate error. Seven lead changes were seen throughout the fifth match, resulting in a close loss for the Bison and a record of 3-1 in Patriot League play. 

“This weekend was a great showing for us overall,” Jamison said. “Although we did not get the results we wanted with our match against Colgate, we competed the entire game and proved to the league we are no longer the team they remember.”

Next week Bucknell will face Loyola in Baltimore Maryland on Friday, Sept. 30. 

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