Bullock Records Career-High Kills And Guides Volleyball To, 3-1, Victory

Nov. 8, 2013

Final Stats

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Jac Bullock landed a career-high 23 kills to lead the Loyola University Maryland volleyball team to a 3-1 (28-26, 25-19, 20-25, 25-17) road win over College of the Holy Cross Friday night. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Greyhounds and improved them to 6-19 on the season and 3-10 in Patriot League play.

Junior Lauren Andersen recorded a double-double of 38 assists and 14 digs, while senior Nicole Sarby contributed nine kills and 11 digs.

Defensively, junior Kara Schiffer led the way with 25 digs and freshman Micah Duzey chipped in 10 digs.

For Holy Cross (7-18, 2-11 Patriot League), Katie McKernan led the way with a team-best nine kills and 24 assists, in addition to 11 digs. Emily Popp had a game-high 26 digs.  

In a set that featured 13 tie scores and nine lead changes, the Greyhounds were able to string together a late rally to force extra points, before eventually winning the set, 28-26. Down 23-20, Loyola turned a Crusaders service error into four-straight points to take a 24-23 advantage. Holy Cross extended the game with a kill, and created two more set point opportunities, including one at 26-25. Junior Mindy Maloney landed a kill to knot the score for a 13th time at 26-26, before a kill from Sarby and an ace from Duzey gave the Greyhounds the two points they needed for the win. 

Loyola used a 3-0 run midway through the second set to gain control of the game. The Crusaders responded with back-to-back kills to pull within one, at 18-17, but that would be as close as Holy Cross would get. Sarby and Bullock landed consecutive kills to extend Loyola's lead back to three, at 20-17, and the Greyhounds closed out the frame scoring five of the next seven points for the 25-19 victory.

Despite falling behind 10-3 at the beginning of the third game, Loyola rallied for six-straight points to pull within one, at 10-9. The Greyhounds continued to fight, eventually pulling even at 13, but they were unable to take the lead, as the Crusaders built their advantage to five, at 20-15. From there, Holy Cross held off Loyola's rally, en route to a 25-20 set win.

The Greyhounds responded in the fourth frame, jumping out to a 16-point lead, at 20-4. The Crusaders answered with two six-point runs to pull within seven, at 24-17, forcing Loyola to call a timeout. Out of the break, Maloney landed a kill to secure the match with a 25-17 win. 

The Greyhounds will return to action on Saturday when they head to the United States Military Academy. The match is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m.