@AU_Volleyball Falls to Lehigh

AU team huddle

WASHINGTONAleksandra Kazala finished with 14 kills and Helena Elbaek added 13, but Lehigh swept the Eagles, 25-21, 25-23, 25-17 in a Patriot League volleyball match played Tuesday at Bender Arena.

The Eagles, who have already clinched home-court advantage for next weekend's Patriot League Tournament, fell to 19-11 overall and 13-2 in the league. The Mountain Hawks took over sole possession of third place in the PL, improving to 20-7 and 9-6.


• Kazala added three service aces and six digs for the Eagles.

Kennedy Etheridge finished with 28 assists, while Kristen Largay led AU with 13 digs.

• Lehigh hit .350 in the match and had an 8-3 edge in team blocks. The Eagles hit just .247 in the match.

• Sabrina Lancaster had 14 kills to lead the Lehigh offense, with Hannah Wright finishing with 13. Lauren Bright had five blocks for the Mountain Hawks.

• The match marked the first time AU was swept in three sets since Sept. 14 at home against Buffalo.


American plays its final match of the regular season on Saturday when it travels to Army West Point for a 7 p.m. start. The Black Knights are currently in sixth place in the league.

The Eagles will host the 2018 Patriot League Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 at Bender Arena. Navy has clinched the No. 2 seed.

The top-seeded Eagles will play at 2 p.m. in a semifinal against the fourth-seed, while Navy will face the third seed at 5 p.m. in the other semifinal. The championship match will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


Tickets for the Patriot League Tournament are available at the Bender Arena Box Office or online at the link below.

  • Patriot League Semifinals – Day Pass
    • Adult – General Admission: $8.00
    • Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+) – General Admission: $5.00
  • Patriot League Championship
    • Adult – General Admission: $8.00
    • Youth (17 & below) / Senior (65+) – General Admission: $5.00
  • Group of 10+ (Save 40% off your purchase)
    • $3 per person
  • AU Students (undergraduates, graduates, & Washington College of Law)
    • Free admission with valid AU ID


For inquiries e-mail clawed@american.edu or call 202.885.TIXX (8499).


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