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No. 6 Purple Eagles face No.7 Bobcats in MAAC tournament first round

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

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Match 28
No. 6 Niagara Purple Eagles vs. No. 7 Quinnipiac Bobcats 
Thursday, Nov. 15 – 7:30 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex-Lake Buena Vista, Fl.
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The quest for the Niagara Purple Eagles towards a conference championship begins at the MAAC Championships this Thursday, Nov. 15. The No. 6 Purple Eagles will take on the No. 7 Quinnipiac Bobcats at 7:30 p.m. at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida.

Last Time Out

  • Niagara closed out the regular season last weekend on the road, falling to Fairfield in five sets and Quinnipiac in straight sets,
  • Caroline Leitch led the team in kills, recording 23 kills on the weekend.
  • Emillie Wright led the team in digs with 31.
  • Jessica Streuer tallied 41 assists on the weekend and Grace Hetterscheidt had a team-high 14 total blocks.
 
On the Court: Niagara Purple Eagles (9-18, 9-9 MAAC)
  • Leitch leads the Purple Eagles in kills, averaging 2.84 kills per set. She is ninth in the MAAC in kills.
  • Streuer leads the team in assists; she has tallied 754 total assists and averages 7.54 assists per set, which is the seventh-best in the MAAC.
  • Wright, who leads the team in digs this season, is also currently ninth among the conference leaders in digs, averaging 3.52 per set.
  • The Purple Eagles are fourth in the MAAC in blocks per set (1.77) and fifth in hitting percentage this season (.184).
 
Across the Net 
Quinnipiac Bobcats (8-20, 7-11 MAAC)

  • Kat Miller is currently third in the MAAC in service aces per set (0.43) and sixth in kills per set (3.13).
  • Morgan Sherwin leads the team in kills per set (3.11), which also ranks third in the MAAC.
  • Maria Pansari leads the team in assists per set (9.92), good for third among conference leaders.
  • The Purple Eagles are 13-2 all-time against Quinnipiac, with each team earning a win on their respective home courts this season.