Webb Leads @AU_Volleyball in Loss at Army

AU huddles before a set.

WEST POINT, N.Y.Shannon Webb finished with 16 kills and only two errors to lead the American University offense in a five-set loss at Army West Point in the final regular-season volleyball match for the Eagles on Saturday night.

American finished the regular season at 19-12 overall and 13-3 in the Patriot League, dropping its final three matches. The Eagles will host the PL Tournament next weekend at Bender Arena.

The Black Knights (13-15, 9-7) won the first two matches, 25-22 and 25-20. AU forced the final set with wins of 25-23 and 27-25 in the next two set, but fell 16-14 in the fifth set.


• Webb led the Eagles in kills for the third time this season. She added five digs and three blocks.

Helena Elbaek finished with 15 kills for the Eagles, and Loren McKenzie had 13 kills with only one error and a team-best six blocks.

Olivia Wassner had 35 assists for the Eagles, who played without their kills leader Aleksandra Kazala. Kennedy Etheridge had 15 assists and 18 digs for AU.

• Junior libero Kristen Largay had a team-best 24 digs and three service aces for the Eagles, who finished with nine as a team.

• Allie Strong and Cate Buckingham had 18 kills apiece to lead Army, which finished with a 77-57 advantage in kills.


American will host the Patriot League Tournament next weekend. The Eagles will be the top-seed in the four-team event and will play in a semifinal against the No. 4 seed on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Navy, the No. 2-seed, will play in the 5 p.m. semifinal against the third-seed on Saturday.

The final two seeds are yet to be determined, with Lehigh, Loyola Maryland and Colgate battling for those two spots.

The championship match will be on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.


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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