Bison Women’s Volleyball Team had a challenging weekend

Hannah Stuck, Staff Writer

Bison Volleyball faced Patriot League opponents, Holy Cross and Colgate this past weekend. Despite the Orange and Blue fighting hard, they were unable to come up with a win. 

The women started out strong in the first set, winning 25-14 against Holy Cross. The Crusaders came back in the following sets, winning the next three, thus shifting their Patriot League record to 5-7.

The Bison hit .163 in the match, with the Crusaders having the advantage in service aces 7-2. Tijana Kostic ’26 had 11 kills, 10 digs and a .348 hitting percentage in the match. Bri Frazilus ’26 had nine kills and nine digs throughout the match, alongside three block assists.

The Bison won the first set by a landslide, but the second set came back and forth. The Bison were ahead 12-11, but Holy Cross went on a 6-0 run that eventually made them win 25-17. 

The Orange and Blue hit .087 in the third set, with Holy Cross winning 25-20. The Crusaders had a strong fourth set, leading the entire set winning 25-20. 

Jordan Hardy ’25, the Bison’s libero, had 22 digs throughout the match. Caleigh O’Connell ’26 also finished the match with 22 assists.

In the Bison’s second game of the weekend, they traveled to Hamilton, N.Y., to play Colgate. Colgate is leading the Patriot League, but the Bison still put on a good fight. 

The Raiders won the first set 25-12, but the Orange and Blue came out strong in the second, winning the set. The Bison hit .294 in the second set, using two 4-0 runs to keep them in the lead. 

In the third set, the Bison hit over .250. The Raiders also had a good set, having 17 kills and only three attack errors, eventually leading them to win 25-20. 

The Bison and the Raiders had a very competitive fourth set, going back in fourth tying the game at 23-23. The Orange and Blue did not earn the last two points, with Colgate having two kills to make them claim victory in the match. The Raiders improved their record to 12-1 in the Patriot League. 

Hardy leads the Patriot League in digs, having 22 in the match. Sarina Singer ‘23 also had 18 digs throughout the match. 

“This weekend we had two hard losses to Holy Cross and Colgate,” Frazilus said. “Our loss against Holy Cross was tough and frustrating but sometimes you need moments like that in order to prevent that from happening again in the future.”

“I know our team is better than we played in that match, and I think we had a great response to that loss when we put up a good fight against Colgate. These past couple of weeks we’ve hit a bit of a wall in our season but I am excited to see how our team rises to the challenge this upcoming weekend while we fight for our spot in the Patriot League Tournament,” Frazilus said.

The Orange and Blue hosts American on Friday, Nov. 4 in their next match of the season.

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