Sept. 8, 2010
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland volleyball team fell in its home opener to George Mason, 3-1 (25-21, 25-18,22-25,25-22), on Wednesday.
The Greyhounds were down, 2-0, before starting to make a come back, only fall in the fourth and final set.
"Tough loss from a stand point that the opportunity to play with them was there," said Head Coach Scott Pennewill. "It took us a little longer to get the game plan going than we really would have liked."
Loyola was led by senior Nina Camaioni who had a double-double for the Greyhounds with 18 kills and 15 digs. Katie Dircks had 10 kills and six digs for the night, Aubrey Kirven added 41 assists and Brittany Born had 20 digs.
The Greyhounds had four service aces but had 14 serving errors.
"Our serving game was pretty weak," said Pennewill. "Fourteen service errors for the match is a big number especially if your only getting four aces."
The Greyhounds' best hitting percentage of the night came in the third set when they hit .200.
The Patriots were led by senior Holly Goode, who had a double-double with 13 kills and 15 digs.
The Greyhounds will compete Friday and Saturday, September 10-11, at the JMU Days Inn Invitational in Harrisonburg, Va. On Friday, Loyola will play James Madison at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, the Greyhounds will face Lehigh at 10 a.m. and Delaware State at 5 p.m.