Greyhounds Can't Keep Up Strong Hitting, Lose In Five At Manhattan

Sept. 21, 2008


RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Loyola hit .293 or better in the second, third and fourth sets, but the Greyhounds' couldn't keep up their attack numbers in the deciding fifth set of a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match.

Loyola had just three kills, along with three errors, in the fifth and lost to Manhattan, 25-20, 26-28, 18-25, 25-20, 15-10.

Nina Camaioni set a career-high with 20 kills in the match for Loyola, leading all players. Christina Greenup was right behind her with a season-best 17 kills, and Kristen Muscarella had a career-high 51 assists.

After taking the first set of the match, the Greyhounds had the opportunity to go ahead, two-sets-to-none. A block by Karlee Woodward put Loyola up 19-13 in the second, but Andrea Reiff put away a kill, and Jen Haggerty served an ace to pull the Jaspers within four.

Woodward put down a kill for sideout, and Rachel Schillinger tallied one of her 10 kills to give Loyola a 21-15 advantage.

Reiff had another kill for Manhattan, giving the Jaspers a serve, and they reeled off six of the next seven points, tying the set at 22-22 on a block by Alyssa Getzel and Jackie Kapovich.

Kapovich then gave Manhattan a lead with a kill, but Camaioni tied the set with one of her own. Getzel and Camaioni then traded kills for another tie, and a Woodward-Camaioni block gave Loyola a 25-24 lead.

Camaioni put an attack just out of bounds to tie the match, but she responded with a kill on the ensuing play, giving Loyola another set-point at 26-25.

Manhattan recorded kills on the next two points, and the Jaspers won the set, 28-26, on a Loyola attack error.

In the deciding fifth set, Manhattan needed just 19 attempts to record nine kills, en route to the win.

Sherryta Stokes led the Jaspers with 16 kills, while Rita Welsh had 15 and Kapovich added 13.

In addition to her 20 kills, Camaioni led Loyola with 17 digs, while Muscarella posted a double-double with 12, and Brittany Born had 10.

Woodward added nine kills and three total blocks for Loyola, which steps out of conference play on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, when it travels up the road to Towson for a 7 p.m. match.