Sept. 22, 2007
BALTIMORE - Siena College hit .250 for the match and handed Loyola College its first loss in six matches, 30-27, 30-23, 36-34, Saturday afternoon in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match at Reitz Arena.
The Saints (8-3 overall, 3-0 MAAC) had 54 kills and 12 aces in the match, while Loyola (9-7, 2-1) posted 49 kills, a season-high for a three-game match.
The deciding third game went deep into extra points, as the Greyhounds rallied from an early deficit in the game.
Loyola led early in the third, taking a 9-7 advantage on a kill by Christina Greenup. On the ensuing point, Siena's Nadiege Honore put away one of her match-high 24 kills, sending her to the service line.
Honore served the next five points, four on aces, to give the Saints a 13-9 lead. Loyola battled back to tie the score at 15-15 on a Karlee Woodward kill, but with Kathy Kobayshi serving, the Saints went ahead 20-16.
Late the game, three-straight Loyola hitting errors, including two attacks that were blocked by the Saints, gave Siena a 29-24 advantage and match-point.
Woodward, however, registered a kill, giving the serve to Loyola's Maddie Fuller.
Fuller served five-straight points, three coming on Woodward kills, to give Loyola a 30-29 lead. The teams traded points with Loyola leading 31-30 and 32-31. Siena took a 33-32 lead on a kill by Elizabeth Akin, but the Saints could not close out the match there.
After a Rachel Schillinger kill for Loyola tied the score at 34-34, Loyola's Nina Camaioni appeared to hit down on Siena's side of the court for a kill. After originally signaling a kill, the line judge reversed his call, giving Siena the point. Camaioni then had a hitting error on the next point, closing out the match for the Saints.
Woodward posted 19 kills to lead the Greyhounds. The total was her highest this season and ties her career-high set in 2006 against St. Peter's in a five-game match. She also had five total blocks and hit .457 with only three errors in 35 swings.
Honore registered a double-double with 24 kills and 14 digs. She added four aces and four total blocks, while Burgandy McCurty had 14 kills and five total blocks for the Saints. April London recorded 44 assists, 13 digs and five kills.
The Greyhounds continue MAAC action on Sunday, September 23, when the host Marist at 2 p.m.