Bethlehem, PA- The Mountain Hawks overcame a sluggish start to win their fourth straight match Wednesday night, beating the visiting Loyola Greyhounds 3-1. In the process, Jeanette Singleton passed Kimberly Freedman for fourth place all-time in kills in Lehigh history.
The Mountain Hawks trailed early in the first game, before coming back to win 30-24. They again trailed during the second game, and could not rally as they lost 30-28. At that point Jeanette Singleton stepped up, and the offensive attack was ignited. Loyola kept it close, losing the third game 30-25, but eventually Lehigh’s defensive presence at the net and the continuous assault by Singleton overtook the Greyhounds and Lehigh pulled away in the fourth 30-15.
Head coach Patrick Nicholas praised the Loyola team, despite their record (2-18, 0-4). “They are a physical team,” said Nicholas. “They are much better than their record indicates, and they got to us early on. I was happy with the way we adjusted though, we weathered their attacks, and eventually our ball control and defense won the match.”
Singleton continued her torrid play of late with 22 kills on the night – she has averaged 23 per match the last three contests. Allison Jack had a great all-around performance on the night, dishing out 51 assists and leading the team with 14 digs. As a team, the Mountain Hawks (13-8, 4-2) played very well at the net, with 12 blocks (4 solo, 8 assisted). Becky Corb was brilliant in the losing effort for Loyola, leading everyone with 24 kills.
Lehigh puts their winning streak on the line Friday night, as they welcome Patriot League opponent and archrival Lafayette to Taylor Gym. Game time is set for .
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Posted October 15, 2003.