Volleyball Searches For Win At Saint Francis (Pa.) On Friday

Oct. 6, 2005

BALTIMORE, Md. - After suffering a tough three-game loss to local rival Towson on Tuesday night, the Greyhound volleyball team returns to the road to face Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Now 4-13 on the season, the Greyhounds lost to Towson University on Tuesday to snap their four-match home win streak, dating back to last season. Loyola's last home loss before the setback to the Tigers came on November 6 of last season against Marist. Senior outside hitter Becky Corb and sophomore Christina Greenup each had nine kills to lead the Greyhounds in the loss while senior libero Jamie Arndt had a match-high 11 digs. It was the eighth straight win for Towson in the series, which dates back to 1976. The Tigers hold a commanding 39-16 advantage in the meetings between the Charles Street rivals.

Corb continues to be the offensive leader for the Greyhounds with a team-high 217 kills in 17 matches this season. With 30 more kills, she would tie the Loyola career kills record, which is held by Sarah Becker, `94. Entering the week, she ranked second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in kills per game.

The Red Flash are 2-16 on the season after suffering a three-game loss to West Virginia on Wednesday evening. Anne Roosevelt led Saint Francis with 10 kills and 10 digs in the loss while Lauren Parisi had a double-double with 23 assists and 10 digs. Roosevelt has 149 kills on the season to go with 248 digs, which leads the team. Kristin Buter leads the team with 212 kills in 66 games this season. The Red Flash have dropped five straight and 12 of their last 13 matches.

The Greyhounds took a pair of matches from the Red Flash last season, including a thrilling five-game match on October 9 at Reitz Arena. Loyola beat Saint Francis on September 18 in a three-game sweep for its first win of the season. Corb led the Greyhounds to the win with 17 kills, giving Coach Kristina Hernandez her first win as a college head coach. Corb added another 17-kill performance in the Greyhounds' October 9 win to go with a career-high 25 kills from Greenup. Blair Snyder also contributed 13 kills to the victory.

Loyola returns home on Tuesday evening to host the UMBC Retrievers at Reitz Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. before going on a two-match road trip. It will be the second meeting between the local rivals. UMBC beat the Greyhounds in four games on September 2 at the opening match of the George Mason University Patriot Invitational.

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