Sept. 2, 2005
FAIRFAX, Va. - Junior middle blocker Jessica King recorded a match-high 15 kills to go with four blocks as Seton Hall University (2-1) handed the Greyhound volleyball squad (0-3) its third straight loss with a three-game sweep at the George Mason University Patriot Invitational on Friday afternoon.
The Pirates won their second straight match by scores of 30-26, 30-17 and 30-21.
King hit .478 for the match after tallying her 15 kills against just four errors. As a team, the Pirates recorded a .368 hitting percentage in the three-game victory.
Seton Hall took the opening game of the match by ending with a 5-0 run for the four-point victory. Trailing for much of the opening game, the Pirates used a King kill to tie the score at 26-26 to start the rally.
The Pirates used a 10-1 run in the second game to take a 20-10 advantage over the Greyhounds they would not relinquish. A 12-3 run in the third game sealed the victory for the Pirates, who won by a 30-21 margin.
King was one of two Pirates to record double-digit kills as sophomore Kristen Denboer added 10 kills. Freshman Brittany Rahrer tallied a season-high 39 assists in the victory for Seton Hall.
Senior outside hitter Becky Corb led the Greyhounds with 13 kills while sophomore Christina Greenup contributed nine kills in the loss. Freshman setter Marcellee Williams had 23 assists in two games while senior Krystal Biegaj recorded a season-high 11 assists in one game of action.
Loyola finishes play in the Patriot Invitational on Saturday afternoon against George Mason at 3:00 p.m. The Greyhounds will return home on Tuesday to host Coppin State at Reitz Arena with first serve set for 7:00 p.m.