Sept. 12, 2009
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.
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.