Waters Posts Career Numbers As Volleyball Tops Blue Hose
BALTIMORE - Corri Waters hit .600 and had 11 kills for Loyola University Maryland as the Greyhounds rallied from a first-set loss to down Presbyterian College, 18-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-21, in the opening match of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Inner Harbor Charm City Challenge.
Presbyterian (2-5) had three players with 10 or more kills on the match. Erin Eulitz led with 12 and Caroline Henderson and Allie Wright added 10 each. Jaclyn Brewington had 22 assists and Sierra Jones added 14. Daley Gosnell gave the Blue Hose 24 digs.
The Greyhounds fell behind early in the first set, trailing 8-4. They wereable to pull within one on four different occasions including a kill by Kazalas to make the score 12-11.
That wouldn’t be enough for the Greyhounds to take the lead as the Blue Hose increased the deficit to gain a seven-point advantage, 21-14. Loyola was unable to catch Presbyterian, and the teams traded points leading to a 25-18 Blue Hose win.
Loyola scored six-straight to pull ahead 6-1 in the early going of the second set, but Presbyterian was able to even the score at 8-8 before a kill by Kazalas gave the Greyhounds a lead they would not relinquish as they took the second set 25-17.
A six-point run by the Greyhounds, including four-straight kills, propelled the team to an 8-4 lead in the third set. The Blue Hose closed the gap to 12-12, but Loyola regained the lead and held on. Loyola had, at most, a four-point advantage, and took this lead six times after the tie at 12-12.
Four-straight kills by Loyola brought the Greyhounds to a 7-4 lead in the fourth set, and they maintained the advantage until the Blue Hose tied the game at 16-16.
Presbyterian wasn’t able to pull ahead and fell behind Loyola for the rest of the set. An attack error by the Blue Hose gave Loyola its largest lead of four to solidify the 25-21 victory.
Loyola will continue play in the Charm City Challenge at Reitz Arena at 7:00 p.m.
- Kendra Farrell '18