Marist Clips Volleyball In 5 Despite Bullock's Career-High

Sept. 18, 2011

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BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland's Jac Bullock set a career-high in kills for the second day in a row, but this time it was Marist College who came away with a five-set victory over the Greyhounds on Sunday afternoon.

Bullock had 21 kills, a day after she posted 18 in a five-set victory over Siena College, but Marist came away a 25-17 25-23, 22-25, 20-25, 15-9 winner in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

Prior to yesterday, Bullock's career-high with 10, and her 2011 season-high had been nine.

Loyola (4-9 overall, 1-1 MAAC) rallied after a slow defensive start to win the third and fourth sets.

Bullock keyed the Greyhounds' play in the third set, putting away nine kills on just 12 attempts in the frame.

Marist (5-7, 2-0) cut a one-time seven-point Loyola advantage to one, 22-21 on a Grace Hill kill, but Bullock took two Lauren Andersen sets on consecutive points and banged down kills, to push the Greyhounds back up by three.

She ended the set with another kill, extending the match for Loyola.

The Red Foxes scored the first three points of the second set before Elena Frac had a kill to sideout for the Greyhounds. Andersen then served four points in a row, two on Frac kills, one via a service ace and the fourth on a Bullock and Simone Reid block.

Loyola led for the rest of the set, save a tie at 9-9, to win the frame 25-20 and push the match to five.

The Greyhounds went ahead 4-2 on a Tina Catanach kill in the fifth set, but Marist reeled off six of the next seven points, three on Hill kills, to take an 8-5 advantage.

Loyola closed within a point, 8-7, when Leann Harridsleff's attack went into the net for Marist, but the Red Foxes allowed the Greyhounds only two more points from that mark.

Catanach finished the match with 13 kills and 11 digs, while Frac posted 11 and 14. Janet Pressler logged a match-high 21 digs, and Andersen had 46 assists and 11 digs.

The Greyhounds step out of MAAC action on Wednesday night when they host American University at 7 o'clock in Reitz Arena.