Oct. 11, 2009
BALTIMORE, Md. - Women's volleyball dropped another close five-set match Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena, falling 3-2 (25-25, 25-13, 25-20, 24-26, 12-15) to Niagara in Metro Atlantic Conference Play. The Greyhounds finished the weekend 0-2 in the MAAC, falling to Canisius 3-2 the day before.
Camaioni and Karlee Woodward paced a Greyhound offense that out-killed the Purple Eagles 69-56 and out-hit them .298-.218. Camaioni tallied 24 kills on .339 hitting and grabbed her seventh straight double-double, while Woodward put in 21 on .600 hitting and made just three attack errors on 30 swings. Woodward also put up three blocks for Loyola.
Loyola (9-14, 4-4 MAAC) took the first two sets easily, downing the Eagles 25-15 and 25-13. But Niagara (13-6, 6-2 MAAC) made things interesting by coming from behind to take set three 25-20.
Niagara jumped out to a lead in the fourth before Loyola rallied. Loyola kept it close in the fourth and came back to take a lead at one point, but failed to hold on as Niagara pushed the Greyhounds into a decisive fifth set.
In the fifth, Niagara jumped out to an early lead. After scoring three quick points, the Eagles used the momentum to build on their lead. But the Greyhounds didn't go down without a fight. Woodward smashed a ball down into to tie the game up at 10-10. But Hannah Hedrick responded with a kill of her own, putting the momentum firmly back on Niagara's side.
Next weekend Loyola will take on Fairfield and Iona on the road.