Women’s Volleyball continuing strong through league play

Jamilie Atiyeh, Jamilie Atiyeh

Throughout the 2022 season, the Bucknell women’s volleyball team has been a nuisance to their opponents coming into the weekend with a record of 10-3 overall and 3-2 in Patriot League play.

This past weekend, Bucknell volleyball traveled to Maryland to compete against Loyola. Though the match did not result in favor of the Bison, the players put out some strong stats throughout the four matches (19-25, 18-25, 25-19, 24-26). 

Bri Frazilus ’26 led the team with 17 kills and 11 digs for her seventh double-double of the 2022 season. Catherine Jamison ’24 followed with 16 kills and a .314 hitting percentage. 

As a team, Bucknell hit a .182 as compared to a .194 from Loyola. At the start of the first set, Bucknell held their own but couldn’t keep up with the greyhounds as the match continued.

The Bison put up their best fight in the third match, hitting a .290 hitting percentage and posting three blocks. In the fourth, Bucknell maintained momentum for a 6-1 run at the start of the match with Jamison putting down three kills.

Although the match ended in a 26-24 final with a Bucknell service error, they brought the horns back less than 24 hours against American.

Saturday, against American, Bucknell put up their third ever win against the Eagles in program history (19-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-14, 15-6). After the Bucknellians warmed up in the first two sets, they put up three match wins. Lisa Zoch ’23 put up her best match of the season, totaling 14 kills  and 29 total attempts with only five errors for a .310 hitting percentage.

In the fourth set, the Bison opened the set with a 8-1 run. The Eagles failed to get closer than eight points to the Bison, while the Bison posted straight eight kills on 15 total attacks. Jordan Hardy ’25 had a stellar game posting a service ace and 18 digs. 

“We had a great week of practice to lead us into the weekend,” Camryn Anderson ’23 said. “We played hard but unfortunately lost against Loyola. We bounced back on Saturday against American and were able to beat them for the third time in program history. I’m so proud of our team and the progress we have made over the course of the season.”

The Bison volleyball players compete again this weekend. On Friday they will travel to Army, and on Sunday they will face Navy in our very own Davis Gym at 2 p.m.

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