Sept. 4, 2007
BALTIMORE - Loyola College committed 32 hitting and 13 service errors and lost in four games to Towson University, 32-30, 30-26, 23-30, 30-24, on Tuesday night in a non-conference match at Reitz Arena.
The Greyhounds hit just .126 in the match despite having three players in double-figure kills.
Loyola (4-5) also had eight receiving errors and seven ball-handling errors in the match.
Towson (2-5) led most of the first game until the Greyhounds tied the score a 28-28 on a kill by Karlee Woodward. Towson took a timeout, and Loyola responded with a service error to give the Tigers a 29-28 advantage.
On the ensuing serve, Woodward again put away one of her six game-one kills. Towson's Ally Perko and Valerie Chromy teamed to block the next Loyola hitting attempt, but Rachel Schillinger came up with a kill to tie the score at 30-30.
Towson closed out the game, 32-30, with kills from Lindsey Neighbors and Maddie Haseltine.
The Greyhounds broke through in the third game, taking a 4-3 lead and not trailing from that point. Anastasia Collins led Loyola with five kills and zero errors in eight attempts in the third game, converting three of the kills in a four-point span.
Towson righted itself, however, in the fourth game. The Tigers built a 17-13 lead before Loyola chipped away to pull within one, 22-21 on a Schillinger kill. A Greyhounds service error and bad set, however, gave Towson the necessary momentum to close out the game and match, 30-24.
Towson spread its attack around, too, as five players had seven or more kills. Perko finished with 13 kills, and Alysha Fanning had 11.
Brittany Born led Loyola with 27 digs, while Collins had 21. Woodward led the team with four blocks.
Loyola travels to Worcester, Mass., this weekend for the Crusader Classic at Holy Cross College. The Greyhounds begin competition on Friday, September 7, at 5 p.m. against Hartford.