Sept. 6, 2005
BALTIMORE, Md. - Freshman setter Marcellee Williams recorded her second double-double of the season with 32 assists and a career-high 15 digs to lead Loyola College (1-4) to a three-game sweep over Coppin State University (0-1) in the Greyhounds' home opener at Reitz Arena on Tuesday evening.
The Greyhounds snapped a four-game losing streak to start the year by taking the match with scores of 30-19, 30-26 and 30-23.
After a slow start in Game One, the Greyhounds turned a 7-4 deficit into a 15-10 lead by scoring eight of the next 10 points. Loyola used a similar 10-4 run at the end of the opening game for the 11-point victory. Senior outside hitter Becky Corb tallied six of her nine kills during the first game while Williams recorded seven digs with eight assists.
In the second game, the Eagles rallied from a 14-7 deficit to tie the game at 20-20 by scoring 13 of the next 19 points. Junior outside hitter Jo Ellen Felton had four kills during the spurt. However, the Greyhounds responded with a 6-2 spurt for a 26-22 lead they would not relinquish.
Coppin State took a 10-7 advantage in the third game as senior Shauniece Steward tallied three of her nine kills during the opening part of the game. Down by 17-14, the Greyhounds were able to tie the game at 19-19 before going on an 11-4 run to end the match.
Williams recorded her third 30-assist performance of the season in the win while recording 15 of the Greyhounds' 50 digs in the match. She also added three blocks and one kill. Sophomore Christina Greenup recorded a match-high 16 kills as well in the victory for Loyola.
Freshman middle blocker Brittany Arvin led the Eagles with 11 kills in the loss while sophomore setter Grace Lyon recorded 17 assists.
The Greyhounds head back on the road this weekend when they travel to the Cal-Poly Tournament. Loyola will face San Jose State on Friday afternoon before taking on host Cal-Poly and the University of Portland on Saturday afternoon.