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The mids and first-place Raiders will meet in New York State on Saturday

• The second half of the Patriot League season begins Saturday with the two teams meeting tied for first place in the Patriot League standings when Navy (10-7, 7-1) play Colgate (14-4, 7-1) at 2 p.m., in Hamilton, NY
• ESPN+ will broadcast the game. Links to this as well as live stats from the match can be found at

Last week
• Navy picked up two wins last week, beating Colgate in Annapolis and Bucknell in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

October 7 • Annapolis, Maryland.
Navy def. Colgate, 3-1 (23-25, 28-26, 28-26, 25-12)
• Navy held advantages over Colgate in kills (64-48), hit percentage (.274-.194) and blocks (12-8).
Maggie Bodman hit .542 (14-1-24).
Jordan Llewellyn had a double-double of 16 kills and 10 digs.
Jamie Llewellyn added 14 kills and four blocks.
Averi Miller recorded 50 assists and five kills.

October 9 • Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Navy def. Bucknell, 3-2 (25-11, 30-32, 12-25, 25-15, 21-19)
• Bucknell has served for the second set five times and Navy has served for the set three times.
• The Bison served four times in the game, then the Mids converted on their third chance to win the game.
• The Navy held a 70-54 lead in kills and a 17-7 advantage in blocks. That helped the Mids hit a .216-.126 cushion in hitting percentage.
• The Mids hurt themselves with 17 serve errors, which contrasts with the Bison’s four serve errors. Navy held a 5-2 lead for the aces.
Jordan Llewellyn tied a career high with 24 kills and hit .413. She also had 14 digs.
Jamie Llewellyn posted 18 kills and 13 digs.
• The Llewellyn sisters were responsible for 11 of Navy’s 12 kills in the fifth set. Six were by Jordan, including the game’s final two points.
Averi Miller finished with 56 assists, 10 digs, seven blocks and five kills.
Katie Jackowski entered the match late in the first set when Ava Toppin was injured. Jackowski did not kill or block in either of the two sets she appeared in this season before the match. She had six kills and eight blocks in the game against the Bison.

Next week
• Navy returns home for games Friday against Army and Saturday against Holy Cross.

Overview Colgate
• Colgate hosts the Mids with a 15-4 overall record and a 7-1 record in the Patriot League. The Raiders saw their 11-game winning streak come to an end last week when they lost to the Mids.
• Colgate recorded a four-set victory at Lehigh the day after losing to Navy, then beat Binghamton in four sets on Wednesday night.
• Colgate and Navy first met in 1979. The Raiders hold a 43-18 all-time series advantage over the Mids. That includes a 22-5 lead in games played at Hamilton.
• Colgate also leads the Navy, 36-17, in Patriot League regular season games, a record that includes a 20-5 advantage in championship games played in Hamilton.
• The teams met three times last season. The Mids won in three sets (26-24, 25-21, 25-19) at Annapolis, the Raiders won a match in four sets (25-15, 27-29, 25-11, 25-20 ) in Hamilton and then Colgate beat Navy in four sets (25-17, 18-25, 25-20, 25-14) in the semi-final of the Patriot League tournament which was played in Hamilton.

Close sets
• Five of Navy’s nine sets over the weekend for Colgate (3 of 4) and Bucknell (2 of 5) were decided by two runs.
• During the season, 19 of the team’s 67 sets (24%) were decided by the minimum of two points and 33 sets (48%) were decided by five points or less.
• Navy have played 17 sets decided by two runs throughout the 2021 season.
• Navy have contested 16 sets this year (record 7-9) in which the winning team’s final score has exceeded either 25 points in sets one through four or 15 points in set five. The highest point total in a set this season was a 32-30 loss to VCU and a 32-30 loss to Bucknell. The Mids also won a fifth set 21-19 at Bucknell.
• Navy played eight sets throughout the 2021 season in which the final score was over 25 points in sets one through four or 15 points in set five.

Jordan Llewellyn Again named player of the week
Jordan Llewellyn repeated as Patriot League Player of the Week on October 11.
• She averaged 4.44 kills, 0.56 aces and 2.67 kills per set and reached 0.429 in both Navy wins over the weekend.
• She started with 16 kills, a .452 attack percentage and 10 digs in the Navy’s 3-1 win over Colgate.
• Llewellyn went on to post a career-high 24 kills with just five offensive errors on 46 attempts for a .413 hitting performance in the Navy’s 3-2 win at Bucknell. She had six kills and just one attacking error on nine swings (.556) in the fifth set, with her kills accounting for the final two points in a 21-19 fifth-set victory by the Mids. Llewellyn also had 14 digs and added three aces and three blocks in the game.

Statistical remarks
Maggie Bodman is averaging 2.75 kills per set (44 kills, 16 sets) and has reached .470 (44-5-83) over the past four games.
Hannah Hoover is averaging 4.44 digs per set (111 digs, 25 sets) and 0.48 ace per set (12 aces) over the past six games.
Jamie Llewellyn is averaging 3.60 kills per set (72 kills, 20 sets) and 2.00 digs per set (40 digs) over the past five games.
Jordan Llewellyn is averaging 4.25 kills per set (85 kills, 20 sets), 2.95 recoveries per set (59 recoveries), and 0.75 aces per set (15 aces) over the past five games.
Averi Miller is averaging 11.64 assists per set (326 assists, 28 sets) and 2.04 digs per set (57 digs) over the last seven games.