Camaioni Sets School Record as Loyola Rebounds to Beat Marist in Five

Sept. 23, 2007

Final Stats

BALTIMORE - Loyola College rallied after losing two-straight games to post a 30-28, 17-30, 31-33, 30-23, 15-12, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference victory over visiting Marist College on Sunday afternoon.

The Greyhounds (10-7 overall, 3-1 MAAC) took the first game of the match before faltering in the second and third. Loyola then hit .472 in the fourth game and edged the Red Foxes (5-11, 1-3) in the fifth.

Nina Camaioni set a school record with 36 digs in the match. she also recorded a season-high 18 kills and tied her season-best with four service aces.

Marist led 11-10 in the deciding fifth game, but a kill by Rachel Schillinger, one of her 11 on the day, tied the game and gave Chrissey Cruz the serve for the Greyhounds.

Allie Burke hit wide and out for the Red Foxes, and Christina Greenup and Schillinger blocked her next attack attempt, staking Loyola to a 13-11 advantage and leading to a Marist timeout. Out of the break, Schillinger came back with another kill, to put the Greyhounds ahead by three.

Dawn Jan and Burke responded for Marist, blocking a Greenup attack, but on the ensuing point, Alexandra Schultze's cross-court attack attempt went into the net for Loyola's final point.

Loyola jumped out to a 16-10 lead in the fourth game on a Greenup kill, and Karlee Woodard then served six-straight points - with the aid of two Loyola blocks - giving the Greyhounds a 22-10 lead.

Marist pulled to within 23-14, but Loyola closed out the game to force game five.

The Red Foxes hit .333 and .378 in the second and third games, respectively, to take a two games to one lead. Loyola made a run late in the third game to tie the score at 30-30 on a Woodward kill, but Marist was able to score three of the final four points.

Five Loyola players had 10 or more kills. Greenup notched a season-high 17, Anastasia Collins had 12, Schillinger had 11 and Woodward posted 10. Chrissey Cruz recorded 63 assists and four kills.

The match was Loyola's 10th win of the season, matching the highest it has recorded since the 2002 season.

The Greyhounds continue their homestand with a 7 p.m. non-conference match on Wednesday, September 26 against Wagner.