Oct. 3, 2010
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland volleyball team battled from being down 2-0 and force a fifth set, but Marist won the final set 15-7 for a 3-2 (25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 15-7) MAAC road victory Sunday afternoon in Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds are now 7-13 and 1-5 in conference play while Marist is 8-10 and 3-3 MAAC.
Loyola will hit the road for two conference matches against Saint Peter's at 2 p.m. and Manhattan at 3 p.m. before returning home to open up the second half of conference play.
"Never easy to hit the road," said Head Coach Scott Pennewill. "We think you can see by how things are happening in the conference and you got to come ready to play every day."
Leading the way for the Greyhounds was senior Nina Camaioni who had a double-double with 29 kills and 18 digs. She had a .397 hitting percentage for the match.
"You have to give Nina credit she showed up for the moment she got here and played consistently."
As a team the Greyhounds had three blocks and 15 serving errors to seven serving aces.
"We are going to address the issue of starting the matches better, maintaining a longer concentration level, and putting the finish in the effort," said Pennewill.
Leading the way for Marist was Lindsey Schmid who record 12 kills and Audra Brady had 35 assists.
The Red Foxes led the fifth and final set with scoring seven points before Loyola answered. The closest the Greyhounds came in the fifth set was 5-9 and would only score two more points before Marist's Gabby Lutjen finished the set 15-7.
"Some times you digs a whole too deep to come out of," said Pennewill. "But consistency is always going to be the main contributor to success in a volleyball match. That was an issue for us."
Down two set to none, the Greyhounds came back to take the third set. The score was tied at 13 before Aubrey Kirven recorded a serving ace. The Red Foxes answered with a couple of more points and the score was 20-16 until Nina Camaioni had a couple of back-to-back kills. The Greyhounds ended the third set 25-20 with a Marist serving error.
In the fourth set, the score was tied at 14 before the Greyhounds took the lead with a serving error and a couple of back-to-back kills by Nina Camaioni. The Red Foxes came back with an attacking error by the Greyhounds but at 17-15 Marist would only score four more points before Loyola finished the set 25-19 with an attacking error by Marist.
In the first two set, the play was back-and-forth but Marist would come out with a win in set one 25-23 and winning set two 25-20.