Oct. 22, 2004
Riverdale, N.Y. - The Loyola College volleyball team fell to Manhattan Friday night, 3-0 at Draddy Gymnasium. With the win, Manhattan gained their first MAAC victory of the season and are 5-18 overall while the Greyhounds fall to 5-15 and 0-3 in the MAAC. Game scores were 30-19, 30-25, 30-26.
Manhattan's Maggie Pfeifer notched 10 kills without an attack error in the first game alone as Manhattan erased an early 3-0 Loyola lead, and stretched their lead throughout the stanza. After Loyola cut Manhattan's lead to 19-14, Manhattan reeled off a 9-3 run to take a 28-17 lead on a service ace from Ashley Watson. After a kill from Pfeifer and a Loyola attack error, Manhattan took the first game.
The second was much closer, as it featured nine ties and four lead changes. Loyola held a 10-5 lead, but Manhattan would go on a 6-1 run to tie the game at 11. The lead went back and forth from there, but Loyola took a 23-21 advantage late in the game. At that point, Manhattan took charge, scoring seven straight points, highlighted by a service ace from Allison O'Neill to tie the score at 23. That run would sew up the second game for Manhattan.
The third game also had its share of ties (five) and lead changes (10). Pfeifer's eight kills during the final game keyed Manhattan's attack and prevented the match from going to a fourth game, which appeared possible when Loyola tied the game at 24. With the score tied at 24, Manhattan called timeout and took the lead after a kill from Pfeifer. Loyola would tie the score again at 25, but the Lady Jaspers scored four of the next five points and wrapped up their first home win of the season.
For Loyola, Becky Corb led with nine kills and was followed by Blair Snyder and Christine Lopez with eight. Krystal Biegaj posted a double-double with 28 assists and 14 digs to lead Loyola, which sees its record fall to 5-15 and 0-3 in MAAC play.
Pfeifer finished with 22 kills to lead the Jaspers. Lori Bambauer recorded her third double-double of the season with 42 assists and 11 digs to help pace the Lady Jaspers.Ashley Davis had 17 digs to lead Manhattan's defense.
The Greyhounds face Saint Peter's tomorrow night as they continue conference play.