Volleyball Picks Up First Win Of Season Over Hampton; Falls To UMBC

Sept. 11, 2004

Williamsburg, Va. - In its first match of the day on Saturday at the William and Mary Tournament, Loyola's volleyball team was defeated by UMBC 3-0 for its fifth consecutive loss. However, in its second match of the day, those five losses were all but forgotten as Loyola used a .350 team hitting percentage to earn its first win of the season over a solid Hampton squad by a score of 3-0 at William and Mary Hall.

The win by Loyola is also the first win for rookie head coach Kristina Hernandez as mentor of the Greyhounds.

Junior Becky Corb was key in getting Hernandez that first win as she posted 23 kills on a .452 hitting percentage and ran down eight digs, helping Loyola sweep Hampton by game scores of 30-22, 30-23, and 30-21.

Freshman Kristina Greenup was also a major contributor in the win, tallying 13 kills and eight digs. Blair Snyder was the third Greyhound in double-digits with 12 kills on a .429 hitting percentage. Setter Krystal Biegaj dished out 44 assists en route to victory.

Earlier in the day, the Greyhounds fell to UMBC by game scores of 30-20, 30-28, and 30-16.

Corb led the way for Loyola in the loss with 14 kills and 14 digs while Biegaj chipped in with 27 assists and nine digs.

After today's matches, Loyola finds its record at 1-5 on the year.

The Greyhounds return to action this Tuesday, September 14th when they head to Washington, D.C. to take on Howard in a non-conference match at 7 p.m.