Nov. 2, 2005
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Despite a match-high 23 kills and 20 digs from senior outside hitter Becky Corb , the Greyhound volleyball team (7-20) lost its third straight match in a tough four-game decision against Lehigh University (7-19) in a non-conference match at Leeman-Turner Arena on Wednesday evening.
The Mountain Hawks, who snapped a two-match losing streak, took the nearly two-hour match by scores of 32-30, 30-20, 24-30 and 42-40. It was also the first meeting between the two teams since the 2003 season.
After escaping with a two-point win in the first game, Lehigh jumped out to a 12-1 lead in the second frame and held on for a 30-20 victory. The Greyhounds took advantage of 11 Lehigh attack errors in the third game and hit .186 to record a 30-24 victory.
There were 15 ties and seven lead changes in the fourth game as Lehigh held on for a 42-40 victory. Corb recorded 10 of her 23 kills in the game while junior Michelle Schwendenmann led the Mountain Hawks with 11 kills and just two attack errors in the stanza. There were three ties in the final five points before Shannon Spafford and Julia Atkins recorded back-to-back kills for Lehigh to clinch the match.
Corb was one of three Loyola players to record double-figure kills as the Greyhounds recorded 64 kills in the match, including 22 in the fourth game. Freshman Rachel Schillinger added 11 kills with just three attack errors while junior Blair Snyder contributed with a 10-kill, eight-dig performance.
Freshman Marcellee Williams recorded her team-leading 10th double-double of the season by tying a career-high with 53 assists to go with 13 digs. Senior libero Jamie Arndt recorded a match-high 25 digs for the Greyhounds, who wrapped up a three-match road trip.
Schwendenmann led the Mountain Hawks with a double-double, tallying 21 kills with 12 digs. Spafford and Morgan Volkart each added 12 kills in the victory for the Mountain Hawks while Elizabeth McGehee had a double-double with 31 assists and 14 digs.