Loyola volleyball readies for local opponent Xavier

Tue, 09/17/2013

(New Orleans, La.) The Loyola University New Orleans volleyball team will travel across town to face their next opponent, local rival Xavier University, on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m in the Xavier Convocation Center.

Loyola (3-9, 1-1 SSAC) is coming off a split weekend with a victory over Faulkner University and a loss to Brenau University. Junior Lauren Brand turned in back-to-back top performances with 21 kills and four aces total between the two matches. Sophomore Eva Allen continues to be the consistent force for the Wolf Pack offense, leading the team with 113 kills and 16 aces. Freshman setter Daniela Leal tops the assist category with 321. Sophomore libero Kaylin Storey steadies the defense with 143 digs. Senior Sabrina Stansberry remains strong at the net with 29 blocks.

Xavier (8-7, 2-0 GCAC) enters the match following a recent victory over Fisk University Monday evening. Junior Taylor Reuther leads the Gold Nuggets’ offense with 211 kills and 27 aces on the season. Sophomore Jodi Chatters paces the defense with 205 digs.

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