Volleyball Takes Exciting Fifth Set, Defeats NJIT
Sept. 13, 2008
NEWARK, N.J. - Three Loyola volleyball players logged 13 or more kills against New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the Greyhounds won an exciting five-set match against the host Highlanders, 17-25, 26-24, 19-25, 25-18, 15-13, in the final match of the NJIT Invitational.
"We had a great effort from everyone on the team, in terms of executing the game-plan," Head Coach Scott Pennewill said. "That enabled us to really play well on the defensive end and offensively, too. Playing well and coming together is the key to unlocking the door to success."
Nina Camaioni put away a season-high 17 kills, two off her career-high, to lead all players in the match. She also had a match-high 32 digs, just four off the school record of 36 she set last season.
Karlee Woodward and Stasia Collins each had 13 kills for Loyola (3-8). Woodward had six total blocks, and Collins added four. Collins also had 13 digs in the match, and Brittany Born had a season-high 21 digs.
Loyola led during the early going in the deciding fifth set, taking a 9-4 lead on a Woodward kill, but NJIT slowly rallied. The Highlanders tied the set at 11-11 when Renata Pandolfo and Agnieszka Pregowska teamed to block Camaioni on the outside.
NJIT (2-5) then went ahead by a point, 12-11, when a Rachel Schillinger attack went wide.
On the ensuing serve, Sabrina Baby could not put the ball in play, and Loyola tied the set on the sideout point. Camaoini gave Loyola a 13-12 lead with her 17th kill on the next point, but NJIT tied it up again when Loyola was called for a ball-handling error.
Pandolfo and Pregowska, however, committed costly attack errors for the Highlanders on the next two points, giving Loyola the come-from-behind win.
Down two sets to one, Loyola jumped out to an early lead, riding the serve of Born to a 6-1 advantage. Born served five points in a row, two coming on Collins and Camaioni kills, one on a Born ace, another on a Highlanders' hitting error, and the final when Woodward and Collins put away a block for point.
After a Pandolfo kill made the score 13-9 in Loyola's favor, Woodward put down a kill to return the serve to Loyola.
Camaioni stepped to the service line and served two of her match-high four aces, giving Loyola a 15-9 lead.
NJIT would close within five, 18-13, on a Pregowska kill, but back-to-back kills by Schillinger and Camaioni gave Loyola a seven-point cushion that it would ride to a set-win and force the deciding fifth set.
Loyola had 93 digs as a team, the most it has posted this season, and the Greyhounds also had 10 aces against just six service errors.
Kristen Muscarella had 46 assists, and the Greyhounds finished with a season-high 56.
Earlier in the day, Loyola lost to UMBC, 25-15, 25-16, 25-21.
Camaioni and Schillinger earned All-Tournament Honors at the Invitational for their efforts.
The Greyhounds open Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action next weekend when they travel to the New York City area and face Iona on Saturday, September 20, and Manhattan on Sunday.
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