Sept. 2, 2005
FAIRFAX, Va. - Despite a double-double performance from senior outside hitter Becky Corb , the Greyhound volleyball team (0-2) lost its second straight game to start the season with a four-game setback against the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1-2) in the opening game of the George Mason University Patriot Invitational on Friday morning.
The Retrievers won their first match of the season by scores of 30-27, 30-23, 25-30 and 30-16. It was the first career victory for first-year Retriever Coach Ian Blanchard.
Corb registered 11 kills to go with 12 digs in the loss for Loyola. She was one of three Greyhounds to record double-digit kills in the match. Freshman Rachel Schillinger tallied a team-high 14 kills while sophomore Christina Greenup added 12 kills for the Greyhounds.
Freshman setter Marcellee Williams recorded 35 assists to go with 10 digs in the loss for her first career double-double effort. She also added a pair of kills. Senior Jamie Arndt recorded a match-high 21 digs for Loyola in the defeat.
Freshman Sarah Ball led the Retrievers in the win, recorded her third straight double-double performance with a 19-kill, 17-dig effort as UMBC hit .299 for the match.
The Greyhounds will take on Seton Hall in the Patriot Invitational on Friday afternoon in the third match of their season-opening, four-match road trip. Loyola returns home on Tuesday evening to host Coppin State at Reitz Arena.