Crusaders To Play Bryant, Navy & Lafayette

Holy Cross Volleyball
6-10 (1-4 PL); Last Week: 0-2
: American 3, Holy Cross 0, Washington, D.C., 10/4
Loyola (Md.) 3, Holy Cross 1, Baltimore, Md., 10/5
Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Bryant, Smithfield, R.I., 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 vs. Navy, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12 vs. Lafayette, Worcester, Mass., 2:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross volleyball team (6-10 overall, 1-4 Patriot League) will return to action on Tuesday, Oct. 8, when it travels to Smithfield, R.I., to take on Bryant at 7:00 p.m. The Bulldogs are 5-16 overall. The Crusaders are 4-7 all-time versus Bryant, with a 3-2 win against the Bulldogs earlier this season on Sept 14. Holy Cross will then match up against Patriot League opponent Navy in a home match on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Worcester, Mass. The match will be a Pink For A Purpose event in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Midshipmen are 6-9 overall and 2-2 in the Patriot League. The Crusaders are 6-2 in the last eight matches with Navy. The team will close out the week on Saturday, Oct. 12, with a home match against Patriot League opponent Lafayette in Worcester, Mass. at 2:00 p.m. This match will also be a Pink For A Purpose event. The Leopards are currently 9-7 overall and 1-4 in Patriot League play. The Crusaders are 5-1 against Lafayette in matchups since the 2010 season. Both home matches against Navy and Lafayette are available to watch on Crusader Vision.
  • The team's 1.49 aces per set are currently fourth in the Patriot League.
  • Junior Hannah Grace Stokes (Atlanta, Ga.) leads the team and is in first place in the Patriot League and 18th nationally with 0.47 aces per set.
  • Freshman Natalie Welsch (Eden Prairie, Minn.) leads the team and is eighth in the Patriot League with 2.98 kills per set. She has totaled double-digit kills six times this season.
  • Freshman Emily Popp (Clarkston, Mich.) leads the team and is ranked fifth in the Patriot League with 4.57 digs per set. She has tallied double-digit digs 13 times this season.
  • Freshman Katie McKernan (Sylvania, Ohio) is ranked eighth in the Patriot League with 7.13 assists per set. She has a team-best five double-doubles this season.
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