Strong Hitting Effort Paces Loyola Past Peahens

Sept. 1, 2007


PHILADELPHIA - Five Loyola College players hit .260 or better, as the Greyhounds defeated Saint Peter's College, 30-27, 22-30, 20-23, 30-25, in a non-conference match Saturday morning on the second day of the La Salle College Invitational.

As a team, the Greyhounds (3-4) hit .193 for the match. Loyola amassed a .251 hitting percentage in the three games it won, eliminating a .023 performance in the second game that the Peahens (2-6) won.

Freshman Nina Camaioni led all players with 17 kills. Two of her teammates, sophomores Karlee Woodward and Anastasia Collins, also had recorded double-figures in kills. Woodward finished with 14, and Collins had 13.

Junior Rachel Schillinger added seven, while sophomores Chrissey Cruz and Joanne Schurtz each had four.

Cruz had a match-high 49 assists, while Schillinger led the all players with four block assists. Freshman Brittany Born led the Greyhounds with 18 digs. Collins tied for match-high honors with three service aces.

Renata Bauer and Stephanie Phillips led Saint Peter's with 10 kills.

Loyola led most of the first game, but never by more than four points. The Peahens, however, tied the game at 26. A kill by Cruz, a Saint Peter's ball-handling error and a Woodward kill gave the Greyhounds a 29-26 lead. After the Peahens narrowed the lead to two, Woodward put away a kill for the final margin of victory.

Saint Peter's won the second game, but Loyola only trailed once more the rest of the match, 1-0 in the fourth game.

The Greyhounds finish competition at the invitational with a 2 p.m. match against the host Explorers.