Loyola Goes Winless at Season-Opening Tournament

Sept. 2, 2003

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - Loyola's volleyball team dropped its first four matches of the season this past weekend at the Duquesne/Robert Morris Invitational, despite some nice individual efforts against extremely talented competition.

The Greyhounds fell in their season opener 3-1 to Duquesne on Friday morning then came out and lost to Eastern Michigan 3-0 (21-30, 27-30, 17-30) Friday afternoon.

Loyola received no better fate on Saturday either, as the'Hounds dropped their morning match to Robert Morris 3-0 (19-30, 19-30, 21-30) and let one slip away versus Davidson, 3-2, later in the day.

The Greyhounds jumped all over Davidson early, winning games one and two 32-30 and 31-29, respectively, but proceeded to drop the final three games, 30-22, 30-24, and 15-12 to lose the match.

Loyola received an excellent effort from freshman Susanna Leffers as she registered a team-high 63 kills to go with 34 digs on the weekend. Sophomore Jamie Arndt finished with 35 kills and 17 digs while sophomore Becky Corb nailed down 34 kills and tracked down 39 digs over the four-match stint. Senior Megan Maguire led Loyola in digs on the weekend with 70 as sophomore setter Krystal Biegaj dished out an impressive 149 assists.

The 'Hounds take the court again when they face Navy on Friday, September 5th at 8:00 p.m. in the opening round of the Navy Tournament to be held in Annapolis, MD.