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Volleyball team loses to Brenau University

The Loyola volleyball team continued their Georgia road trip and took on the Brenau Universty Golden Tigers on Saturday Oct. 17.

Brenau quickly took control of the match by taking set number one by a score of 25-15. Brenau kept the momentum and won set two by a score of 25-19.

The Wolf Pack bounced back and held on late to secure set three with a 25-22 score.

The Golden Tigers recovered well and dominated set four. Brenau sealed their victory over the Wolf Pack with a 25-16 set four win.

Senior Eva Allen led Loyola with 12 kills while fellow senior, Breanna Stevenson, led the Wolf Pack defense with 23 digs. Freshman Maddie Huekels recorded a double-double with 23 assists and 12 digs.

Loyola is set to hit the road once again, where they will play Tougaloo College on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m.

Loyola Women’s Golf win the Freed-Hardeman Invitational behind freshman’s historic performance

Loyola shot a 673 to edge out host school, Freed-Hardeman, by nine strokes while freshman Daria Delfino recorded a 163 (+19) to claim victory by only a single stroke.

In her first-ever collegiate start, Delfino notched a 79 to wrap up the opening round in first place. She kept her momentum during round two where she tallied an 84 to earn the one stroke victory.

The Wolf Pack featured two others in the top 10 with senior Alexis Vega finishing the two-day tournament tied for sixth with a score of 168 (+24) and freshman Ashley Rogers carding a 169 (+25) and finishing in eighth.

Delfino became the program’s first-ever medalist. The team will be back in action on Oct. 26 to take on Martin Methodist University.

Loyola participates in the Crimson Tide Classic

Loyola’s cross country team traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama where they participated in the Crimson Tide Classic on Oct. 17.

The men’s team finished fifth while the women’s team finished the day in fourth.

Freshman Anthony Rizzi was the only Loyola runner to finish in the top 25 as he clocked in at 28:39. It was the fastest time for the Wolf Pack on Saturday.

On the women’s side, freshman Kendall Lane notched the best finish on the women’s side, finishing the course in 23:35 to claim 28th.

The Pack will travel to Clinton, Mississippi for the SSAC Championships on Friday, Nov. 6.

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