Women's Volleyball Finishes Tough Weekend With Loss Against College of Charleston

Sept. 12, 2009

Final Stats

Durham, N.C. - Playing some of its toughest competition of the seaosn, the Loyola volleyball went 0-3 to top-ranked Penn State (3-0; 9-25, 14-25, 7-25), Duke (3-0; 11-25, 18-25, 20-25) and College of Charleston (3-0; 14-25, 10-25, 15-25).

Nina Camaioni had trouble getting past the three teams' defense. After posting high numbers the previous week, 12 kills was her highest total of the weekend, coming against Duke (8-1), Saturday morning. Camaioni supplied the Greyhounds with the majority of their offense, hitting .308 against the Blue Devils, and was named to the all-tournament team.

Brittany Born led Loyola defensively, with two double-digit dig games. Born had a total of 33 digs over the three games. Her 16 digs against the Blue Devils tied with Duke's Nailah Waterfield's for a match-high mark. Her 11 against Charleston were also a match-high.

Loyola started off the weekend against two-time defending national champion Penn State (9-0). The Nittany Lions extended their NCAA-record winning streak to 71 games against the Greyhounds, and finished the tournament 3-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, ultimately extending it to 73 games. The Nittany Lions have not lost a match since September of 2007.

The Greyhounds closed out the weekend against College of Charleston (2-7) with Camaioni tallying seven kills. Katie Dircks added five, while Aubrey Kirven had 20 assists.

After opening the 2009 season with 12 straight road games, the Greyhounds open their home schedule this week with a Wednesday match against Coppin State.