Sept. 22, 2010
Washington, D.C. - The Loyola University Maryland's women's volleyball team lost a non-conference match to American, 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-23), in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. The Greyhounds will continue with conference play Saturday and Sunday, against Canisius at 2 p.m. and Niagara at 1 p.m., respectively.
Senior Nina Camaioni had a double-double for the Greyhounds with 11 points and 11 digs. She also recorded four service aces for the night.
Sophomore Katie Dircks recorded 10 kills and five digs for the match and sophomore Aubrey Kirven added 27 assists and four digs.
Angelina Waterman led the way for the Eagles with 15 kills and had a .414 hitting percentage. Alexandra Hammer had 34 assists for American.
In the first set, the Eagles scored the first four points of the match. The closest the Greyhounds came to answering back was when the score was 15-12. Loyola would only answer with six more points for the set before American won 25-16. The Greyhounds had a hitting percentage of .033 to American's .393.
In the second set, the Greyhounds were in at 5-5 before the Eagles started to take a bigger lead. The Greyhounds were down by four at 16-12 before American went on a seven point run to make the score 23-12. The Greyhounds would only answer with four more points before the Eagles closed the set 25-16 to take a two set lead going into intermission. Loyola had a .071 hitting percentage to American's .600.
The Greyhounds and the Eagles went back and forth with the score until the set was tied at 21. Loyola went up by a point with a kill by Camaioni off of a pass from Kirven. A serving error by the Greyhounds tied the match back at 22. The Eagles went up by two points until American had a serving error and were only up by a point. The Eagles would end the set with a kill by Waterman. Loyola had their best hitting percentage for the night of .188 to American's .224.