Eastern Kentucky University’s volleyball team lost to host Loyola and Xavier by 3-0 scores on the first day of the Loyola Tournament on Friday in Chicago.

Loyola won by scores of 25-12, 25-15 and 25-11.  Anna Purichia led EKU with seven kills.  Freshman Miya Carmichael totaled a team-best 12 assists. 

Addie Barnes led the Ramblers with 13 kills.  She made just two errors for a .500 attack percentage.  Loyola hit .423 for the match while limiting the Colonels to .045.

Xavier knocked off Eastern Kentucky 25-13, 25-17 and 25-16.  Purichia and Molly Michalak had nine kills each.  Purichia posted a .263 attack percentage.  Taylor Grinley contributed 18 assists and Sydney Schoen had 12 digs.

MaryAnn O’Toole had a match-best 13 kills to go along with a .345 hitting percentage for Xavier (3-2).  The Musketeers out-blocked EKU 10-1.

The Colonels will close out play at the Loyola Tournament on Saturday against Southern Illinois Edwardsville at 1 p.m.

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Kevin Britton

EKUSports Communications

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