‘Don’s Host Phoenix on Tuesday in Gates

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team will play host to the Green Bay Phoenix on Tuesday (Sept. 26) with a 6 pm start.

Game day information
Who: Green Bay Phoenix
When: Tuesday, September 27 | 6 p.m
Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Gates Sports Center
live stats: link
Watch: ESPN+
Tickets: link
Match Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne

Know Your Foe

Green Bay is 12-5 and a perfect 3-0 in Horizon League matches. The Phoenix only lost one set in a four-setter with Youngstown State. GB hasn’t lost since September 13, which was a loss at No. 19 marquettes. Alexandra Zakutney and Tiffany Paalman are the two biggest threats on Green Bay’s roster, both averaging over 3.50 kills per set. Both have been named Horizon League Player of the Week once this season. Calli Gentry is pacing the offense that hits .258 by dishing out 9.87 assists per set. Kayla Lass has a team-leading 3.90 dig per set mark.

Series History

Purdue Fort Wayne and Green Bay have split the 12-match series evenly down the middle. The Mastodons won the last meeting 3-1 in Green Bay in 2021 and the Phoenix won the previous two, both in five sets.

Dynamic Defensive Duo

Rachael Crucis and LonDynn Betts had 26 and 20 digs, respectively, in the Mastodons’ five-set win at IUPUI. This was the first time since 2018 that two Mastodons had 20 or more digs in a match.

Speaking of Duos…

In Horizon League action, Iris Riegel and Sidney Schiller have been a one-two punch on the pins. Riegel is averaging 3.88 kills per set and Schiller is right behind at 3.38.

Hello Horizon!

In the first Horizon League match of her career, Iris Riegel had 18 kills with a .500 hitting percentage against Milwaukee. Both were season-best marks at the time.

I Dig That Stat!

Purdue Fort Wayne is third in the Horizon League and 23rd in the country in digs per set with 16.21 as a team. Libero Rachael Crucis is also third in the league and 28th in the country with 4.96 digs per set.

Diggin’ Up Everything

Rachael Crucis is in the top-four in program history in digs per set and career digs.
Digs Per Set

1.Tessa McGill (4.77, 2009-12)
2.Peachy Jankowski (4.67, 2004-07)
3.Rachael Crucis (4.39, 2019-present)

4. Olivia Hahn (3.93, 2013-16)
5. Katie Bruening (3.58, 1997-98)


1.Tessa McGill (2.324, 2009-12)
2.Peachy Jankowski (2.253, 2004-07)
3. Laura Douglas (1.623, 1997-00)
4. Rachael Crucis (1.547, 2019-present)

5. Katie Crowe (1.507, 2017-21)

Last time out

The Mastodons came away with a five-set win over IUPUI on Saturday (Sept. 24). Sidney Schiller had a 19-kill, 19-dig performance.

coming up

Purdue Fort Wayne will hit the road for a pair of Horizon League matches to the east. The ‘Dons will play at Robert Morris on Friday (Sept. 30) and Youngstown State on Saturday (Oct. 1).

~Feel the Rumble~

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