Oct. 4, 2005
BALTIMORE, Md. - Despite nine kills from senior Becky Corb and sophomore Christina Greenup , the Greyhound volleyball team (4-13) were unable to keep their home win streak alive as Towson University (18-3) handed Loyola a three-game sweep at Reitz Arena on Tuesday evening.
Towson, which has won five of its last six matches, defeated the Greyhounds for the eighth straight time with scores of 30-25, 30-12 and 30-26. The Tigers now hold a commanding 39-16 advantage in the overall series against Loyola.
Freshman Valerie Chromy had four of the Tigers' 16 kills in the opening game as Towson battled from an 11-11 tie to take the first game by a five-point margin. Seniors April Hoffman and Lindsey Hardin also helped the Tigers with four kills each as Towson hit .286 in the opening game. Greenup had five kills for the Greyhounds, but Loyola was plagued by 10 attack errors in the first game.
Towson jumped out to a commanding 9-0 lead in the second game by taking advantage of six Loyola attack errors before junior Blair Snyder recorded a kill off an assist from freshman setter Marcellee Williams to stop the Tiger run. Towson used a 9-3 run later in the game to take a 30-12 victory as Chromy added six of her kills to lead the Tigers. Towson recorded 14 kills with just one attack error while the Greyhounds hit -.138 in the game with 11 attack errors.
Down by 19-9 in the third game, the Greyhounds rallied to cut the deficit to 25-20 before the Tigers closed the match with a pair of kills by freshmen Maddie Haseltine and Ally Perko to take the three-game sweep. The Tigers hit .394 in the game with 16 kills while Loyola had 13 kills and 10 attack errors.
Chromy led the Tigers with her 12 kills against just three attack errors, while Hardin and Haseltine each added seven kills. Sophomore setter Kimberly Snider added a double-double with 35 assists and 10 digs.
Corb and Greenup each had nine kills to lead the Greyhounds in the loss while senior Jamie Arndt had a match-high 11 digs. Williams recorded 26 assists in a losing effort.
The Greyhounds, who lost at home for the first time since a defeat to Marist on November 6 of last season, return to action on Friday evening when they travel to St. Francis (Pa.). Meanwhile, Towson continues its five-match road trip this weekend with a pair of Colonial Athletic Association matches against George Mason and James Madison.