Oct. 17, 2010
Baltimore, Md. - Senior Nina Camaioni had 15 kills for the match to break the career school kills record as the Loyola University Maryland women's volleyball team defeated Canisius College, 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-15), at Reitz Arena today. The Greyhounds are now 9-15 and 3-7 in the conference while the Golden Griffins are 11-11 and 7-3 in conference.
Camaioni broke Becky Corb's record of 1,629 kills from 2002-2005. Camaioni also had 13 digs, a serving ace and had a .344 hitting percentage for the night.
"It is awesome," said Camaioni about breaking the record. "I think the thing that makes this day is the fact we won in three. Breaking the record is really cool and it is a great personal accomplishment but the fact it also came with a win just makes everything so much better."
"Just a great accomplishment," said Head Coach Scott Pennewill about Camaioni breaking the record. "We don't know how long will ever see something like that happen again. She is definitely a work horse kind of athlete. We know as do our opponents that when she goes we go as a team. "
Freshman Simone Reid and Faye Lukas both added seven kills. Reid had a .308 hitting percentage to Lukas's .238. Sophomore Aubrey Kirven had 36 assists for the night.
"We had planned as the season developed to begin to get some of our youth some experience," said Pennewill. "Again everything this season is with the knowledge of we are going to be participating in the conference championship and any team that succeeds need to have depth in their program and with nine freshmen that obviously is a point of emphasis for us. We identified the midpoint of the season were going to begin to get those players some looks."
"But really today the thing that was evident was the serve-serve-receive. Again the first part of the game that we always emphasize every match we did a good job in."
Leading the way for Canisius was Emily Elek who had 12 kills.
In the first set, the set was tied at six before Aubrey Kirven recorded a serving ace. Loyola took an early 17-9 lead and never looked back. The Golden Griffins only scored seven more points before Loyola ended the set at 25-16 with a kill by Nicole Sarby. Loyola had a .385 hitting percentage to Canisius .250.
In the second set, the score was tied at nine before Loyola took a one point lead with a kill by Nina Camaioni. The score was tied at 16 and went back and forth a couple of times until the score was tied at 21. Camaioni had a kill to tie the school record and had another kill to break the school record and give Loyola a 23-21 lead. The Golden Griffins had an answer and tied the score at 26 until Canisius had a serving error and Nicole Sarby had a kill to end the set 28-26 and give Loyola the lead going into intermission. Loyola had a .234 hitting percentage to Canisius .368.
In the third set, the Greyhounds took an early 10-1 lead until the Golden Griffins finally scored a point. Loyola went up 15-5 with a block by Simone Reid. Canisius would only score 10 more points for the match until the Greyhounds finished the set with a couple of kills by Nina Camaioni to finish the set 25-15. Loyola had a .294 hitting percentage to the Golden Griffins -.024.
The Greyhounds will be back in action Saturday and Sunday, October 23-24, against Marist and Siena. Both matches begin at 2 p.m.