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Loyola Volleyball wins fifth consecutive game as they defeat Brenau University

The Wolf Pack cap off a perfect week as they defeated conference opponent Brenau University in four sets (25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 25-22) on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The Wolf Pack offensive attack was led by Eva Allen, Wren Oversech, and Allison Hartmann.

Allen finished with 16 kills. Oversech recorded 10 kills while Hartmann finished with 11 kills of her own.

Senior Breanna Stevenson led the Wolf Pack defensively with a team-high 12 digs, followed closely by Maddie Huekels (10), Anna Brununi (9), and Joi Scioneaux (7). Huekels and Linsay Ulfig assisted the Wolf Pack offense by dishing out a combined total of 46 assists.

The Wolf Pack (10-8) will try to keep their 5-game win streak alive as they take on Dillard University on the road Friday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.

LSU takes down Syracuse behind Fournette’s big game

No. 8 ranked LSU took on the unranked Syracuse Orange in the Carrier Dome on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The LSU offense got off to a slow start as they went into halftime with just a 7-3 lead.

A Tre’Davious White 69-yard punt return touchdown helped spark running back Leonard Fournette and the LSU offense in the third quarter.

In the middle of the third quarter with LSU only up by a touchdown, the Heisman Trophy-hopeful busted off a 62-yard touchdown to make the score 24-10.

Fournette’s 244-yard two touchdown performance helped the Tigers seal the 34-24 victory and helped lock him in as the Heisman front runner leading into week five of the College Football season.

The 4-0 LSU Tigers will play host to the 1-3 Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday, Oct. 3 in Death Valley. This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

Saints fall to Cam Newton and the Panthers

The Saints got off to an early 10 point lead as the team looked to get their first win of the season behind backup quarterback, Luke McCown on Sunday, Sept. 27.

The Saints gave up a touchdown in the second quarter and a late 20-yard field goal as the first half expired, which allowed the Carolina Panthers to tie the game at 10 as the teams went into halftime.

The Saints forced a Carolina punt on the first possession of the third quarter, which led to a Marcus Murphy 74-yard punt return for the Saints. This gave the Saints a 16-10 lead.

The Saints defense then began to crumble as they gave up 17 unanswered points.

Luke McCown gave the Saints a chance late in the fourth quarter by leading a 10 play 80-yard drive down the field, which eventually lead to a Khiry Robinson two-yard rushing touchdown.

With only a few minutes left in the game, Luke McCown led a nine play 48-yard drive down the field to the Carolina 23-yard line. A late turnover in the end zone by McCown eventually sealed the deal for the Panthers, who won at 22-27.

McCown held his own as Drew Brees missed his first game ever as a New Orleans Saint. McCown went 31 for 38 and threw for 310 yards.

With the loss, the Saints will remain winless and fall to 0-3 on the season. The team will look to get their first win of the season as they host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Oct. 4.

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