Lehigh Tops Volleyball In Patriot League Opener

Sept. 25, 2014

Final Stats

BALTIMORE - Lehigh University held Loyola University Maryland to a .097 hitting percentage and swept the Greyhounds, 25-16, 25-20, 25-20, in Loyola's Patriot League opener Thursday night in Reitz Arena.

Jade Van Streepen led the Mountain Hawks (9-7 overall, 4-0 Patriot League) with nine kills, hitting .474 without an error in 19 attempts. Amy Matula directed the offense with 35 assists and 12 digs as Lehigh hit .231 as a team.

Molly Cichosz returned to the court for the first time in over two weeks since suffering an injury and put away seven kills and two blocks for the Greyhounds (2-12, 0-1). Jane Lukas added seven kills, as well, and Stacey Kazalas had five.

Micah Duzey paced all players with 18 digs for the Greyhounds, all coming in the first and third sets. She now has 38 in her Loyola's two matches, both three-set affairs.

Kelly McShea had 25 assists and 10 digs for Loyola, while Corri Waters had a match-high four total blocks.

Lehigh led throughout the early going of the second set, but a Waters and Lauren Youngblood block on Morgan Lowe tied the score at 10-10. The teams traded sideout points for the next six as Lukas evened the set at 13-all on a kill.

Two points in a row by Lehigh, however, pushed the Moutnain Hawks up two, and they would extend their lead to three, 19-16, on a Katie Jennison and Amy Matula block.

The Greyhounds are back in action Sunday afternoon when they host Lafayette College at 2 o'clock.