Oct. 15, 2005
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Senior outside hitter Becky Corb became Loyola College's career kills leader after recording a match-high 24 kills to help the Greyhounds (5-15, 1-0) snap a three-match losing streak with a four-game Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) volleyball victory over Rider University (7-13, 0-1) in the league opener for both teams at Alumni Gym on Saturday afternoon.
The Greyhounds defeated the Broncs by scores of 30-28, 30-25, 15-30 and 30-28. It was the first time this season Loyola has won a four-game match.
Corb, who registered her fifth 20-kill performance of the season, now has 1,456 kills in her four-year career, breaking the previous record held by Sarah Becker, '94. Becker ended her Greyhound career with 1,436 kills.
"I'm really happy and proud that I could [break the record] in a win," Corb said. "I'm glad that my team could help me get this record and get it while winning. I am looking forward to finishing out the season strong."
Needing five kills to break the record, Corb accomplished the feat late in the first game on an unassisted kill to give tie the score at 27-27. She had six kills in the first game, giving Loyola a 30-28 victory.
Down by 15-13 in the second game, the Greyhounds went on a 7-2 run to turn the two-point deficit into a 20-17 advantage. Corb served four of the points during the rally and also had one of her six kills in the game during the rally. The Greyhounds held on to the lead to take the second game by a 30-24 score.
The Broncs took advantage of 10 Loyola attack errors in the third game while committing just one of their own in winning the third game by a 30-15 margin. Loyola rallied in the fourth game by hitting .324 with 17 kills to clinch the match with a 30-28 victory.
Corb was one of two Loyola players to record double-digit kills in the win over the Broncs. Senior Christine Lopez added a season-high 13 kills, including the 500th of her college career, in the win. She also had three blocks and three digs.
Senior libero Jamie Arndt added a match-high 20 digs for Loyola, putting her over 1,000 digs for her career. She now has 1,013 digs in her four-year career. Freshman setter Marcellee Williams added her eighth double-double of the season with a 40-assist, 11-dig effort.
The Broncs were led by senior outside hitter Kristine Dormer, who had 13 kills and 13 assists while Stefanie Lombardo added 10 kills and 18 digs. Freshman Lacey Johnson had 11 kills and 13 digs in the loss.
The Greyhounds will continue their two-match road trip on Wednesday night when they travel to Lafayette College for a 7:00 p.m. match against the Leopards. Loyola returns home on Saturday night against Manhattan College to start a three-match homestand.