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Loyola Volleyball collects first conference road victory of the season

The Loyola Volleyball team beat Brewton-Parker College in three straight sets on Sept. 19 with 25-19, 25-19, 25-18, to collect their first conference road win of the season.

Eva Allen, senior player, contributed both offensively and defensively, recording eight kills and 11 digs. Freshman Maddie Huekels led the Pack with 16 assists and four aces. Freshman Destinee Benton also steadied the offense with five kills.

With this victory, the team went 1-1 in Georgia and improved to 6-8, 2-2 SSAC. The Wolf Pack will take on Brenau College in the Den on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Loyola Cross Country have a strong showing at the LSU invitational

The men’s team finished in fifth with a score of 131 points while the women’s team took seventh with a total of 181 points. Host school, LSU, took the men’s crown with 18 points with Southern Mississippi University taking the women’s crown with 18 points as well.

Loyola freshman Anthony Rizzi ran the sixth fastest 5k in Wolf Pack history with a finish of 16:43.15 to take 16th. Freshman Brian Davis finished 34th overall, recording a time of 18:18.65. Freshman Patrick Driscoll finished 38th for the men, with a time of 19:15.41. Seniors Jonathan Marlbrue and Brendan Dodd finished 40th and 42nd respectively. Rounding out the Pack at 44th was freshman Hernan Espinal, with a finishing time of 22:54.41.

On the women’s side, freshman Jordan Elissa finished in 44th with a time of 22:56.50. Freshman Kendall Lane finished right behind her with a time of 23:04.13, good for 46th overall. Ten seconds behind Lane was freshman Shannon Hester, who recorded a time of 23:14.50. Hester rounded out the trio of top 50 finishers at Saturday’s meet.

The Wolf Pack will have a week of rest before traveling to Lake Charles, Louisiana to participate in the McNeese State Cowboy Stampede on Oct. 3.

Struggling Saints fall to Tampa Bay in the Dome

For the second straight week, the Saints fail to put up more than 20 points.

While the defense seemingly played better than it did last week, it was the offense that continues to remain a cause for concern. A shaky offensive line and careless penalties put a huge damper on an already troubled Saint’s offense.

Two fourth-quarter touchdowns gave fans reason for hope as the Saints trailed by four with a 16 yard touchdown pass to Saints receiver, Willie Snead.

It seemed like the Buccaneers were giving the game away as they fumbled on back-to-back possessions in the last 10 minutes of the game. These takeaways were not fully capitalized by the Saints as kicker, Zach Hocker, missed a 42-yard field goal. The team did, however, manage to score on the second fumble with the late touchdown pass to Snead.

The Saints would inevitably go on to lose their first home game 26-19. Their record now falls to 0-2.

The Saints hit the road to take on Cam Newton and the 2-0 Carolina Panthers in another NFC South Divisional matchup on Sunday, Sept. 27.

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