Nov. 9, 2008
Baltimore, Md. - Seniors Christina Greenup and Rachel Schillinger had a combined nine kills to take Loyola to a third set victory, but couldn't keep up the offense in the fourth in a 3-1 loss to Saint Peter's, 25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 25-13, Sunday afternoon in conference play.
After putting away 13 kills with just four errors in the third, Loyola (7-24, 3-13 MAAC) hit -0.043 in the fourth, posting 10 errors and only eight kills.
Defensively, the Greyhounds held Saint Peter's (13-17, 7-9 MAAC) to a low hitting percentage throughout the match. Junior Stasia Collins led the team with a career-high 26 digs and Sophomore Brittany Born ended the day with 24.
The Peahens started the first set with a strong offensive front, forcing Loyola errors until Schillinger posted three digs to bring the Greyhounds within six at 20-14. Saint Peter's answered with a couple blocks from sophomore Stephanie Phillips and junior Renata Bauer and closed the set with a 25-17 victory over Loyola.
In the second, sophomore Nina Camaioni had two early kills to put Loyola ahead 7-6 early in the set. The Greyhounds then scored seven of the next 12 points to push the score to 14-11 thanks to Schillinger kills set by junior Kristen Muscarella. Muscarella finished the day with 33 assists. A few quick Loyola errors gave Saint Peter's the chance to take a six point run and grab a 17-14 lead. A late Camaioni kill brought the `Hounds within three, but the Peahens took the 25-20 win.
After going down two, Greenup led the Loyola offense and posted three kills early in the third to push a 6-2 lead. Saint Peter's then scored nine of the next 14 points to tie the game at 11 all. A Loyola substitution error and two kills from Saint Peter's senior Kelly Blanchfield almost slowed down the Greyhounds' offense close to the end of the third set. Muscarella and Greenup stepped up with two kills for the last two points and the 25-19 victory.
Saint Peter's bounced back in the final set, taking the lead early. Phillips hit .400 with four kills in the fourth. A double-block from Camaioni and junior Karlee Woodward put the Greyhounds within two, but Phillips and the Peahens took control of the set and finished with a 25-13 victory.
The Greyhounds face Fairfield next Saturday at 12 noon for the final home match of the season.