Volleyball Swept On Final Day On Chesapeake Challenge

Sept. 9, 2006

Loyola-NCAT Box Score
Loyola-LaSalle Box Score

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola women's volleyball team dropped a pair of matches at the Chesapeake Challenge on Saturday at Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds, who co-hosted the tournament with Navy, hosted all eight participating schools on Saturday, falling to North Carolina A&T and LaSalle.

The Greyhounds played the opening match of Day Two with North Carolina A&T on center court at 9 a.m. Loyola dropped the first two games before rallying for a 30-24 Game Three win. The Aggies took the fourth game and earned a 3-1 win to advance to the third-place match.

Blair Snyder and Karlee Woodward led the Greyhounds with 12 and 11 kills respectively, while Chrissey Cruz registered 28 assists in the loss.

In the championship round, Loyola drew LaSalle, which had defeated Providence in its morning match. The Greyhounds fell in three games, 30-28, 30-16, 30-26 as Erin Sullivan led the Explorers with 13 kills. Woodward had 13 kills for the `Hounds while Snyder added 11 digs and five kills.

LaSalle's win over Loyola earned the explorers a fifth-place finish in the tournament. Kennesaw State played Providence in the seventh place match and won 3-0 and North Carolina A&T took third with a 3-0 win over Navy. Youngstown State won the championship game, defeating St. Francis (Pa.) by a 3-1 score.

The Greyhounds are now 2-10 overall and travel to UMBC next Wednesday, September 13.