Canisius freshman Christina Wildes (Long Beach, N.Y.) scored a game-high 22 kills, but it was not enough as the visiting Loyola College Greyhounds knocked off Canisius 3-1 in the Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday night. Canisius has now lost its last six matches in a row, falling by scores of 27-30, 25-30, 30-27, 20-30. The Griffs are now 3-17 overall, 1-7 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The win snaps an eight-match losing streak for Loyola as the Hounds move their record to 6-22 overall, 2-6 in the conference.
Wildes led the Griffs with her career-high 22 kills, while adding 12 digs. Freshman Kim Hoffman (Babylon, N.Y.) led Canisius with 18 digs, while junior Jennifer Debee (Boca Raton, Fla.) was credited with 10 kills in the losing effort. Junior setter Kelly Sieber (Depew, N.Y.) had a team-high 46 assists.
Loyola had three players finish the night with double-digit kills, led by junior Mary Hamsher (Mechanicsburg, Pa.). She was credited with a team-high 18 kills while adding 11 digs. Senior Katie Righter (Westminster, Md.) had 14 kills, while sophomore Krista Throsen (New City, N.Y.) added a team-high 15 digs in the win. Sophomore setter Tera Blevins (Owings, Md.) was credited with a game-high 55 assists.
Canisius will host Rider Nov. 11, on Senior Day. The match is set to begin at noon. Prior to the match, Canisius will honor the team's four graduating seniors. Loyola will play their final match of 2001 Nov. 11, with a trip to Niagara.