Oct. 30, 2010
Baltimore, Md. - An Alumni Day crowd enjoyed the Loyola University Maryland women's volleyball team capturing its fourth straight victory Saturday afternoon over Rider in Reitz Arena, 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-10). The Greyhounds improved to 12-15 overall and 6-7 in MAAC play.
Loyola will be back in action tomorrow as they host Saint Peter's at 2 o'clock in Reitz Arena. The Greyhounds are on a four match winning streak with all four matches coming via 3-0 sweeps. Since 2003 Loyola has only won three match sweeps coming in 2007.
Leading the way for the Greyhounds was senior Nina Camaioni who recorded 13 kills and four digs. She had a .355 hitting percentage for the match. Freshman Jac Bullock recorded eight kills with no errors to have a .800 hitting percentage.Sophomore Aubrey Kirven added 29 assists and Brittany Born led the defense with nine digs. The Greyhounds had 12 serving errors for the match, five coming from sophomore Taylor Koncelik.
"We finished 12 aces on four errors," said Head Coach Scott Pennewill. "We strive for two to one ratio but three to one we will take."
Leading the way for Rider (1-22, 0-13 MAAC) was Kristy Love who recorded six kills. Amanda Piccolini had 21 assists for the Broncs.
Tied at 15 in the first set, Loyola scored 10 of the final 14 points to win the set 25-19 and open a 1-0 lead. The Greyhounds had a .294 hitting percentage to Riders .256. In the second set, the score was tied at two before the Greyhounds took an early 15-7 lead. Rider would only score seven more points before Loyola closed the set 25-14 and took a two match lead. The Greyhounds had a .500 hitting percentage their best for the match to Riders .042.
In the third set, it was all Loyola who took an early 3-0 lead before the Broncs scored. The Greyhounds went on a little run at 9-5 to take the lead at 14-6. But Loyola finished strong with only letting Rider score four more points. Taylor Koncelik had a couple of serving aces to help finish the set 25-10 with a kill by Jac Bullock. Loyola had a .409 hitting percentage to Riders -.074.
"Two things that we went into today one being very good with the serve-serve-receive aspect of the match and second being able to separate," said Pennewill. "The match from time to time will be a trading of points. But we also know it is about runs. We want to be able to not just put one run together but to create separation be the last team to make the big run and then if we get back into trading points again we are fine with that. Because we have now already established who had the last run. Those two things we hammered on in practice and to be able to come in and execute that on game day very good for the team."