Nov. 4, 2012
FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Fairfield University hit .398 with just nine errors in 88 swings, and the Stags defeated the visiting Loyola University Maryland volleyball team, 25-17, 25-15, 25-21, on Sunday afternoon in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.
Four Fairfield players had eight or more kills, led by Brianna Dixon's match-high 12. Marilyn Peizer added nine, while Caitlyn Stapleton and Hayley Moyer each had eight. Overall, the Stags (18-8 overall, 13-3 MAAC) had 44 kills.
Loyola (13-13, 6-9) hung tough in the third set, looking to push the match to a fourth. The Greyhounds went ahead 14-13 on a Janet Pressler service ace, but Fairfield scored the next three points to lead for the rest of the match.
Nicole Sarby had a career-high 29 assists for the Greyhounds in the match.
Loyola returns to Reitz Arena for its final two matches of the 2012 season, starting with a 2 o'clock date with Marist College on Saturday, November 10.