Sept. 18, 2007
BALTIMORE - Loyola College extended its winning streak to five matches with a three-game sweep of visiting George Washington University on Tuesday night, 30-26, 30-21, 30-23, in a non-conference match at Reitz Arena.
The winning streak is the Greyhounds' longest since 1997 when they won six in a row from October 12-30.
Loyola (9-6) and George Washington (7-7) traded leads in the first game, which featured 18 ties. The Greyhounds, however, took a 22-21 lead on a kill by Chrissey Cruz, then went ahead by two, 23-21, on a Karlee Woodward kill. Though the Colonials would score five more points, closing to within 26-25, the Greyhounds would hold them off to win the match.
The Greyhounds jumped out of the game in the second game and took control. Anastasia Collins served seven straight points, and Loyola took an 11-4 lead.
George Washington pulled to within four, 15-11, but Loyola scored seven of the next 10 points to pull ahead comfortably, 22-14.
The third game was much like the second, as Loyola took another 11-4 advantage. The Greyhounds built the lead to 10, 24-14, before a Greyhounds attack error gave George Washington's Stephanie Sharp the serve.
She served five-straight points, two coming on Loyola attack errors and another on an ace, before Woodward put away a kill to make the score 25-20.
Rachel Schillinger secured the win with a kill on a sideout.
Cruz came up big on offense and defense for the Greyhounds. She had her third-straight double-double with 44 assists and 20 digs, both game-highs. The 20 digs were a career-high, and the 44 assists were the most the Harlingen, Texas, native has posted in a three-game match.
Camaioni also had 18 digs, while Brittany Born added 15, and Collins recorded 13. Woodward led the team with three blocks.
Janine Brown led all players with 21 kills for George Washington. She was the only Colonials player with more than four.
The Greyhounds return to Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Competition on Saturday with a 2 p.m. home match against Siena. Loyola then hosts Marist on Sunday, also at 2 p.m.