Oct. 2, 2003
BALTIMORE - UMBC received a match-high 21 kills from Jocelyn Teoh and 14 from Jennifer Davis en route to defeating a relentless Loyola squad 3-1 Thursday night in an exciting non-conference volleyball match at Reitz Arena.
Loyola took control early in Game One, leading the first stanza wire to wire and striking the first blow with a 30-25 win. UMBC however, returned the favor in Game Two and dominated throughout until the end when Loyola made a final comeback attempt that the Retrievers managed to survive and come away with a 30-27 win. Games Three and Four were both see-saw battles, but UMBC rallied in the end in both games to grab 30-24 and 30-26 triumphs, respectively, and clinch the match.
The Greyhounds' performance was hampered by the fact that their kills leader, freshman Susanna Leffers, suffered an injury early in Game Three from which she did not return. Despite her shortened outing, Leffers still recorded 10 kills on the night.
Greyhound sophomore Becky Corb tied Teoh's match-high of 21 kills while running down 14 digs. Christine Lopez was the other 'Hound in double-digit kills, nailing down 11. Krystal Biegaj dished out 47 assists and registered 16 digs in the loss. Megan Maguire added 25 more digs tonight to her Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) leading clip of over five digs per game, a clip which also ranks her seventh in the nation in that category.
Along with Teoh, Jennifer Davis and Julia Hood also recorded double-digit kills with 14 and 11, respectively, as Retriever setter Megan Gross notched a match-high 52 assists.
Loyola's record falls to 1-16 with the loss as UMBC improves to 11-7 and has now won seven of its last nine matches.
The Greyhounds return to action Tuesday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. when they take the road to face another foe from the America East Conference -- the University of Delaware