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Volleyball team loses to Faulkner in the Den

Loyola fell to Faulkner University on Saturday, Sept. 12 after an impressive 3-1 victory over Dalton State on Friday, Sept. 11.

The Pack were swept by the Eagles 3-0 in the SSAC matchup, bringing their record to 5-7 on the season.

The Pack got out to an early 7-0 advantage in the first set. Freshman Maddie Huekels led the way with some key serves in the early going. The Eagles responded with a 9-2 run to bring the score to 9-9. A kill by freshman Wren Oversech gave Loyola the lead back at 10-9 before Faulkner went on an 8-1 run to take the lead back at 17-11. The Lady Eagles ended the match on a 3-0 run to win the first set 25-17.

The Pack would go on and lose the next two sets 25-23 and 25-20.

The Pack hits the road for a matchup against College of Coastal Georgia on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.

Loyola Cross Country team has a dominant performance in home meet

The Loyola Cross Country team hosted the Allstate Sugar Bowl Cross Country Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12.

The men’s team took home third with 52 points, while the women’s team finished fourth with 58 points.

Division I team, LSU, took both the men’s and women’s crown with each team recording 15 points.

Freshman Anthony Rizzi led the men with a time of 17:28.1, good enough for 16th overall. Freshman Jordan Elissa led the women’s side with a time of 23:45.8, taking 25th overall.

The Wolf Pack will hit the road when they participate at the LSU Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 a.m.

Saints lose season opener to Cardinals

The Saints were defeated by the Arizona Cardinals 31-19 in their season opener.

Brandon Coleman, wide receiver, caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees towards the end of the second quarter that brought the Saints to within four before the half.

An already depleted Saints secondary took a big blow when safety Rafael Bush, who was starting in place of the injured Jarius Byrd, left the game in the third quarter with an apparent chest injury.

Down 24-19, the Saints defense gave up a 55 yard touchdown catch and run by backup rookie running back, David Johnson, with 1:33 left to play.

The Saints gave up 307 yards through the air along with three passing touchdowns from Cardinal’s quarterback, Carson Palmer.

Drew Brees went on to throw for 355 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 costly interception.

The Saints will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday Sept. 20 at noon in the Superdome.

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