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Niagara volleyball concludes regular season with Connecticut road trip


Match 26
Niagara Purple Eagles at Fairfield Stags
Saturday, Nov. 10 – 1:00 p.m.
George Bisacca Court At Alumni Hall – Fairfield, Conn. 
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Match 27
Niagara Purple Eagles at Quinnipiac Bobcats
Sunday, Nov. 11 – 1:00 p.m.
Burt Kahn Court – Hamden, Conn. 
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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Purple Eagles volleyball team closes out the regular season with a trip to Connecticut this weekend. Niagara will face the Fairfield Stags on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 1:00 p.m. and the Quinnipiac Bobcats on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1:00 p.m.

Last Time Out
  • Niagara fell to Canisius in straight sets on Nov. 3 in the second installment of the Battle of the Bridge series.
  • Emillie Wright recorded a team-high 10 digs. Wright has now recorded double-digit digs in four of the last five matches.
  • Grace Hetterscheidt led the team in kills with seven.
  • Cameron Maris recorded a team-best five total blocks.

On the Court: Niagara Purple Eagles (9-16, 9-7 MAAC)
  • Caroline Leitch leads the Purple Eagles in kills, averaging 2.84 kills per set. She is ninth in the MAAC in kills.
  • Jessica Streuer leads the team in assists; she has tallied 713 total assists and averages 7.75 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 3.48 per set.
  • The Purple Eagles are fourth in the MAAC in hitting percentage this season (.188).
  • Niagara is 6-0 this season in five-set matches.

Across the Net
Fairfield Stags (11-14 10-6 MAAC)
  • Fairfield is currently tied for first in the MAAC in opponent hitting percentage (.165) and are third in assists per set (11.79), kills per set (12.35) and blocks per set (1.79).
  • Alexis Rich is second in the MAAC in assists per set (10.45).
  • Luci Albertson is third in hitting percentage (.307), while Mayda Garcia is third in kills per set (3.34).
  • Fairfield holds the edge over Niagara in the all-time series, 34-11. Niagara earned a win in straight sets over Fairfield at home earlier this season on Oct. 7.
Across the Net 
Quinnipiac Bobcats (7-19, 6-10 MAAC)
  • Kat Miller is currently third in the MAAC in service aces per set (0.45) and eighth in kills per set (3.06).
  • Maria Pansari leads the team in team in assists per set (9.71), good for third among conference leaders.
  • The Purple Eagles, who previously defeated the Bobcats at home in a five-set thriller on Nov. 6, are 13-1 all-time against Quinnipiac.

Up Next

  • The Purple Eagles travel to Orlando, Fla. to take part in the MAAC Championships, which begin on Nov. 15. Matchups will be determined following the conclusion of the regular season this weekend.

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