Rams Swept by Loyola Marymount in Season Opener, 3-0

Photo Credit: Fred Vuich/Atlantic 10
Photo Credit: Fred Vuich/Atlantic 10
How it Happened
Rhode Island was swept in its season opener, falling to Loyola Marymount (25-18, 25-10, 25-19) in the first match of the Hilton Penn's Landing Temple Invitational.
 
The Rams (0-1) initially kept Loyola Marymount (1-0) within three points through the opening plays until the Lions went on a 7-0 run. A pair of service aces by Tess Reid ended the first set with the Lions up 25-18.
 
Loyola Marymount controlled the second set from the start and held the Rams to just 10 points throughout play. Rhody kept things closer in the third set, building a 7-5 lead. However, the Lions claimed the next five points and never looked back, finishing on top 25-19.
 
Inside the Box Score
Stat of the Match
4 - Four players who had never previously started for Rhode Island earned the start in the season opener. 
 
What's Next
The Rams continue play at the Hilton Penn's Landing Temple Invitational tonight when they face the host Owls at 6 p.m.