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Digest (Aug. 24): Loyola Maryland volleyball opens season with victory

Ann Ernst had 16 kills and three other Greyounds had 10 or more as Loyola Maryland upended visiting Siena , 25-16, 27-29, 25-15, 25-16, in the opening volleyball match of the Baltimore Bash. Abby Hamilton and Cat Vaccaro each had 13kills playing in their first collegiate games. Vaccaro his .611 in the process with just two errors on 18 swings. Haley Puddy added 10 kills, also on 18 swings, for a .444 clip. As a team, the Greyhounds hit .292 while holding the Saints (0-1) to a .121 mark. Three Loyola players had double-doubles. Molly Werts had 13 digs to go with 25 assists, while Ernst (16 kills, 11 digs) and Hamilton (13, 10) also had 10 or more in two categories. Katie Forsythe, who also made her college debut, had 13 digs to tie Werts for team-high honors. Alaina Acchione added a team-best 26 assists for Loyola. The Greyhounds return to action today at 10:30 a.m. when they face Radford in their second match of the tournament in Reitz Arena. ... Coach Adam Hughes notched his first win as the leader of the Terps with a 25-17, 25-15, 31-29 win over Wake Forest on Friday in the season opener. Hughes served four years as an assistant coach, helping build the program, before being promoted to head coach this offseason.

Men's college soccer: UMBC ran its unbeaten streak to 13 in season openers as the Retrievers topped Temple, 1-0, at Retriever Soccer Park. Jackson Becher scored off a corner kick service by sophomore Cesare Marconi. ... Mount St. Mary's, playing in its first Division I game since 2012, fell to visiting Bucknell in the season opener, 2-0. ... Second-half goals from Jake Dengler, Barry Sharifi and Morgan Lussi led Loyola Maryland to a 3-0 win over Rutgers in the season opener at Ridley Athletic Complex. ... Navy lost its season opener, 1-0, to Manhattan.

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National Women's Soccer League : The Washington Spirit will welcome reigning NWSL champion Portland to Audi Field tonight in the first women's soccer game played at the new soccer specific stadium in Washington, D.C. Kickoff for the NWSL Game of the Week is set for 8 p.m.

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