Mountain Hawks fall at Bucknell
Posted: October 14, 2003
Lewisburg, PA- The Mountain Hawks ran into a buzzsaw of a team Friday night, travelling to Bucknell and losing 3-0 to the Bison. Bucknell continued its early dominance of the Patriot League, as the team has yet to drop a game through three Patriot League contests.
Lehigh struggled early and often, dropping the first two games 30-23 and 30-19. In the third, the Mountain Hawks came out strong to take a 10-3 lead, but the Bison attack came back after a timeout to reclaim the lead at 17-16, then didn’t look back to take the deciding game 30-25. Lehigh moves to 9-8 on the season, and 1-2 in the Patriot League.
Head coach Patrick Nicholas was impressed with the Bucknell squad. “I don’t think the league gives them enough credit, this is three teams they have now blown away,” said Nicholas. “We came out and really didn’t play like a team, and they took advantage. We have worked so much on blocking, but when we don’t execute it is tough to beat a team as good as Bucknell was tonight.”
Freshman Michelle Schwendenmann reached double digits in kills for the fourth straight match, pacing the team with 12 on the night. She was the only Lehigh player to reach double figures on the night. Jeanette Singleton had 9 kills, and led the team with 10 digs defensively. Jackie Leahy led Bucknell (7-8, 3-0) with 15 kills.
It was a tough loss for the Mountain Hawks, but they will not have any time to think about it as they travel to Colgate to take on the Red Raiders Saturday night. Game time is set for , and a broadcast of the match can be heard live on Lehigh’s website at www.lehigh.edu.
Jackie Leahy, BU
M. Schwendenmann, LU
Jeanette Singleton, LU
Breean Trapasso, BU
Allison Jack, LU
For more information, contact Micah Hart, Lehigh Sports Media Relations.
Posted October 3, 2003.