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Davidson Outlasts Volleyball In Five-Game Marathon

Sept. 17, 2005

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Despite a match-high 21 kills and 15 digs from senior outside hitter Becky Corb , the Greyhound volleyball team (2-11) lost a tough five-game match to Davidson University (2-9) at the SpringHill Suites Classic at Halton Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Leading by a two games to one margin, the Greyhounds were unable to hold on as the Wildcats rallied to take the match by scores of 30-28, 29-31, 14-30, 30-13 and 15-10.

After losing the first game by a two-point margin, Loyola rallied to take the second game by a 31-29 margin. Corb had seven of her 21 kills in the game as the Greyhounds hit .109 for the game with 17 kills.

The Greyhounds took advantage of poor hitting by Davidson to take a commanding 30-14 win in Game Three. The Wildcats hit -.222 for the game, while the Greyhounds committed just five attack errors and ended the game with a .250 hitting mark.

Loyola was unable to continue its solid hitting in Game Four as the Greyhounds committed nine attack errors with just six kills. The Wildcats took advantage of the poor hitting and tied the match with a 30-14 victory. Jenna Dykstra and Liz Williamson each had four kills in the tying game.

Williamson led the Wildcats to the victory by accounting for three of Davidson's 12 kills in the final game for a 15-10 victory. Williamson ended the match with 17 kills.

Corb recorded double-digit kills for the sixth straight match and was named to the All-Tournament Team for her efforts. In four matches during the tournament, the senior recorded 69 kills along with 39 digs. It is the second time she has been named to the All-Tournament Team this season.

Freshman setter Marcellee Williams also recorded a double-double with 45 assists and 11 digs as five Greyhounds recorded double-digit digs. Freshman Danielle Moran tallied a career-high 14 digs while senior libero Jamie Arndt matched a season-high 28 digs. Senior setter Krystal Biegaj added 13 of the Greyhounds' season-high 92 digs in the match.

It was the first five-game match of the season for the Greyhounds.

Loyola continues its six-match road trip on Tuesday night when the Greyhounds face LaSalle in their only match of the week.