Sept. 3, 2006
Washington, D.C. - Blair Snyder registered a game-high 18 kills in Loyola's 3-1 loss at George Washington on Sunday afternoon. The game, the sixth and final match of the GW Volleyball Invitational, clinched the tournament championship for the Colonials while Loyola placed third overall.
After a 30-14 loss in the first game, the Greyhounds responded with a strong 30-18 win in Game Two. Loyola out-hit the Colonials, .486 to .174 in the second game and gained the momentum heading into Game Three.
George Washington was able to pull out a 30-23 win in the third game, setting up a very tight Game Four, which saw nine ties and three lead changes. Karlee Woodward's 11th kill of the match tied the game at 27-27, but that would be all the scoring the Greyhounds would get in the 30-27 final.
Snyder, who also led Loyola with 18 digs, was named to the All-Tournament team. Woodward, Rachel Schillinger and Maddie Fuller all had 11 kills in the loss while Kimi Gabriel had 17 digs for the `Hounds.
Loyola, now 1-6 on the season, will be back in action on Tuesday, Sept. 5 when it plays at Baltimore foe Morgan State.