Sept. 3, 2005
FAIRFAX, Va. - Despite a season-high 23 kills from senior outside hitter Becky Corb , the Greyhound volleyball team (0-4) dropped its fourth straight match to open the season with a 3-1 setback against host George Mason (1-2) at the Patriot Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
The Patriots earned their first victory of the season by winning the match with scores of 30-18, 30-32, 30-19 and 30-22.
Corb, who averaged nearly 16 kills per match during the tournament, was named to the All-Tournament team for the Greyhounds. She recorded 47 kills in the three matches during the tournament, including the 23 kills in the loss to the Patriots on Saturday.
After losing the first game, Loyola used a .243 hitting percentage in Game Two to take a 32-30 victory. However, the Patriots quickly rebounded by taking the final two games of the match.
Corb recorded a match-high 23 kills to lead the Greyhounds in the loss, while senior Jamie Arndt registered a match-high 16 digs. Sophomore Christina Greenup added 10 kills for Loyola in the setback, which was the Greyhounds' fifth straight, dating back to last season.
Natalia Porosa and Jacqueline Kohler each recorded 15 kills to lead the Patriots, who had four players with 10 or more kills. As a team, George Mason registered a season-best .360 hitting percentage. Kohler was named to the All-Tournament team for the Patriots.
The Greyhounds open their home schedule on Tuesday evening when they host Coppin State University at Reitz Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. before going on the road to the Cal-Poly Tournament.