Oct. 12, 2008
Fairfield, Conn. - Fairfield held Loyola to just a .060 hitting percentage to roll to a 3-0 victory over the Greyhounds Sunday, 25-15, 25-23 and 25-19.
The loss drops the Greyhounds to 4-17 overall (1-7 MAAC). Fairfield (10-9, 8-0 MAAC), meanwhile, remains undefeated in conference play.
For Loyola, junior middle blocker Karlee Woodward led the way with eight kills and three blocks. Nicole Scimeme and and Rachel Schillinger both notched six kills apiece for the Greyhounds, who had 27 kills.
In the first set, the Stags jumped out to an 11-3 lead before a Loyola timeout. The Greyhounds trimmed the lead to six, 15-9, on a kill by Scimeme but the team wouldn't get any closer the rest of the way.
Up 17-10, Fairfield extended its lead to 20-10 after three consecutive Greyhounds errors. Loyola rallied for three consecutive points to trail just 13-20 and pushed its tally to 15, but a kill by Andrea Lopez put the set in Fairfield's favor, 25-15.
The second set was much closer, as the teams exchanged 14 ties and eight lead changes. After exchanging back-and-forth rallies in the first half of the set, the teams found themselves even at 10-10. Two consecutive Fairfield errors and a Scimeme kill put the Greyhounds up, 13-10. The Stags responded, though, with eight of the next nine points for an 18-14 advantage.
Down 20-17, Loyola rallied furiously with four consecutive points to take the lead, 21-20, thanks to two Stasia Collins blocks and kills by Camaioni and Woodward.Fairfield then took three of the next four points to tie the game at 23-23. Loyola couldn't hold off the Stags though, who used two consecutive kills to take the second set, 25-23.
In the third set, the two teams exchanged more rallies. After Loyola got on the board first, a Katie Mann kill tied the game, 1-1. The two teams would then alternate points the next 18 possessions, until the set was tied at 10-apiece. Woodward and Scimeme had two kills apiece in the series.
After a Collins kill drew Loyola within one at 12-11, Fairfield scored eight of the next nine points for a 20-12 lead. The Greyhounds' couldn't recover the rest of the way, falling 25-19 in the final set for the loss.
The Greyhounds continue their road swing on Tuesday, as they take on George Washington at 7 p.m. in Washington, D.C.