Volleyball swept in three PL matchups

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

Over a five day stretch, the Orange and Blue volleyball team played a total of three games, starting with a road trip to Holy Cross, then continuing to Army, and  finishing with a home game against Navy. Despite fighting through each and every set, the Bison fell in the three matches, 3-0, 3-0 and 3-1, respectively.

On Nov. 8 against Holy Cross, the Bison rallied to challenge the Crusaders in their first and third sets, but ultimately lost 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 28-26). Standout performers from the game included Anna Carroll ’21 who collected 12 kills and two blocks. Sophie Bullard ’20 had an ace and nine kills as well as having double-digit digs.

Lisa Zoch ’23 also proved to be a standout, posting eight kills, two aces and one block while Emma Buchanan ’22 had five kills and led the team with four blocks. The Bison then turned to focus on their game against Army.

On Nov. 9 against Army, the Orange and Blue fell in straight sets (25-19, 25-17, 25-18). The Bison had numerous players that contributed during this game which included Carroll who led the team in kills with eight and Mimi Richards ’20 posting five kills and one block.

Both Bullard and Brooke Stark ’20 had double-digit digs in the game.

On Nov. 12, the Bison fought hard against third-ranked Navy, taking them to four sets but unfortunately losing the match (25-17, 28-18, 23-25, 25-20). Overall as a team the Orange and Blue had a hitting percentage of .250. Zoch posted 13 kills, one ace, two assists and 16 digs during this game.

The Bison now prepare for their final home match of the season on Nov.16, where they will honor the team’s seniors prior to the match.

“It’s crazy how fast 4 years have flown by. We’re really excited to end it here at home and go out with a bang. It’s also bittersweet because the game and this team will always be so close to our hearts that it’s weird to think of life beyond volleyball right now,” Selby Schnobrich ‘20 said. “We hope that after our class graduates, this program will continue to grow and thrive. We’ve worked really hard to establish a culture that we hope will last long after us and will put our teammates in the best position to succeed in future seasons.”

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