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Volleyball Drops MAAC Match To Fairfield
Oct. 17, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - Junior Becky Corb established herself as one of the few volleyball players in Loyola history to record 1,000 career kills as she reached the milestone during Game Two of the Greyhounds' Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) showdown with Fairfield on Sunday at Reitz Arena. Corb's accomplishment wasn't enough however, as the Stags defeated Loyola 3-0.
In Game One, Loyola took a 4-1 lead, but Fairfield answered with an 8-1 run. The 'Hounds bounced back to get within three at 14-11. However, the Stags flexed their muscles and went on a 15-5 run to win the opening stanza 30-16.
Game Two was highlighted by Corb cracking the 1,000-kill barrier with a highlight-reel spike to cut Fairfield's lead to 12 at 20-8. Loyola continued to fight as they strung together two multi-point surges late, but it wasn't enough as Fairfield took Game Two 30-19.
Loyola led in Game Three by a score of 12-11 before Fairfield scored three straight points to take a 15-12 advantage. The 'Hounds responded with two straight points of their own to cut the Stags' lead to two. Fairfield then opened things up a bit by winning six of the next seven points to take a 21-15 lead. With the score 22-16, Loyola countered the Stags blow with a five point run to cut Fairfield's lead to one at 22-21. The Stags regrouped in the clutch though as they snatched eight of the final 10 points to clinch the game 30-23 and the match.
Jazmin Pa'akaula paced Fairfield with a match-high 13 kills while Kelly Oliver recorded 11. Keri Kaiser posted 28 assists for the Stags while her teammate, Ashley Hanohano, tallied 19. Fairfield racked up an impressive team hitting percentage of .368 for the match.
Loyola sees its record fall to 5-14 overall and 0-2 in the MAAC with the loss as Fairfield improves to 14-9 overall and 1-1 in the MAAC.
Loyola returns to action on October 27th at 7 p.m. when it heads to Maryland's Eastern Shore to battle the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in a non-conference match.