Bison Volleyball Team splits the weekend with Pa. rivals

Hannah Stuck, Senior Writer

The Orange and Blue volleyball team claimed victory over the Lafayette Leopards, increasing their overall record to 12-7 overall and 5-5 in the Patriot League. With the Bison winning in Easton, Pa., it gave them their first series sweep of the season. 

The score went back and forth throughout the entirety of the match, with the Bison ultimately hitting .223 for the match while the Leopards hit .169. Bri Frazilus ’26 was the leader of the Orange and Blue squad, having 20 kills out of 46 total attacks, ending the match with a .283 hitting percentage. 

Along her side, Catherine Jamison ’24 also was in the double digits, reaching 15 kills on 40 attacks, ending the match hitting at .250. 

Jordan Hardy ’26, the Bison’s libero, had 35 digs in the match, with only one reception error. Her efforts against the Leopards have been her season high. This was also the third time she has reached over 30 digs in her career. 

The Orange and Blue came back from an eight-point deficit, winning the first set 25-22. The Bison came out strong in the second set, but this time the Leopards caught up winning the set 25-22. The Bison turned the heat back on for the third set, winning 25-16. 

Lafayette came back strong in the fourth set, winning 25-23. The final set determined the result of the match, with the Orange and Blue pulling ahead to win. 

The star players in this match were Frazilus alongside Valentina Feigl ’24. Tijana Kostic ’26 had nine kills in the match, with Sandra Korusiewiczv ’23 having eight kills and sixteen digs. 

Caleigh O’Connell ’26 had 22 assists, and Laura Caro ’26 had 30 assists throughout the match. 

The Bison traveled down the road to play Lehigh, in hopes to improve their Patriot League record. The Orange and Blue fell to the Mountain Hawks, losing 2-3 in the sets on the road. The Bison had a .120 hitting percentage, while Lehigh hit at .254. 

Even though the Bison lost the match, they had a 9-5 advantage in service aces. Feigl had a great performance, having four aces, seven kills and four digs. Jamison and Frazilus lead the team in kills, having 16 and 14. 

Hardy had 22 digs throughout the match. 

The Orange and Blue lost the first set 25-18, won the second set 25-20, won the third set, but gave up the fourth set to the Mountain Hawks. The match went into the fifth set of the match, with the Bison falling in the final set 25-22. 

“I love the competitive mindset our team has had this season,” Frazilus said. “We try our best to have a win at all costs mentality, even on our off days, which really helps us battle it out and finish through long games. Everyone works hard to make the next person’s job easier which helps us to be more successful on the court.”

She continued, “I came here hopeful to have an impact on this program and I’m happy to see how far this team has come this season. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us.”

The Orange and Blue travel on the road next weekend, competing at Holy Cross and Colgate.

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