@AU_Volleyball Beats Bison on Senior Day

Senior Day group photo

WASHINGTON – Aleksandra Kazala had seven of her team-high 13 kills in the first set as American University celebrated Senior Day with a 25-16, 25-17, 25-17 victory over Bucknell in a Patriot League volleyball match on Sunday.

The win was the Eagles' 11th straight and improved their record to 16-9 and 10-0 in the league. AU remained in first place in the PL with the win, one game ahead of Navy, which hosts American on Friday.

The Bison fell to 6-15 and 1-9 in the league.


• Kazala hit .500 for the match, getting 13 kills and only one error in 24 attempts. She added seven digs and a pair of blocks.

Shannon Webb finished with a dozen kills, getting seven of hers in the second set. She also was strong defensively, finishing with eight digs.

Kennedy Etheridge had 38 assists for the Eagles, who were led by 14 digs from Kristen Largay.

• AU rolled to leads of 4-1, 7-2 and 13-4 on its way to the first-set victory.

• Bucknell trailed 17-8 before rallying for a six-point run that cut into the deficit. AU's edge was never less than three down the stretch.

• American led 16-11 in the third set when a brief rally by the Bison also cut the lead to three. AU finished off the set on a block by Etheridge and Loren McKenzie.

• Blake Buchholz and Mimi Richards each had five kills to lead Bucknell, which hit .063 in the match.

• Kazala, Etheridge, McKenzie, Meaghan Donahue and manager Seamus Curtin were honored prior to the match.


The Eagles take to the road for their next four matches. American faces second-place Navy in Annapolis on Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and play at resurgent Loyola Maryland on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 4 p.m.

AU's final home match of the regular season is on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. against Lehigh.


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