WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Junior outside hitter Kristin Boyd (Wilmington, N.C.) hit .280 with nine kills, but Baylor slipped past Virginia Commonwealth University, 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-18), Saturday at the Mortar Board Premier at Holloway Gymnasium.
VCU is 1-2 following the loss, while Baylor improves to 1-2.
Several other honors were handed out at the tournament, including sophomore setter Ciara Brown (Fort Myers, Fla.) for highest grade point average.
The Rams were solid defensively, registering 11.0 blocks against the Bears, but struggled on the offensive end, hitting .078 for the match.
Zoe Adom and Torri Campbell combined for 21 kills to pace Baylor.
Senior Jennifer Harvey (Roanoke, Va.) earned her first VCU start Saturday night and recorded six digs from the back row. The Rams also received 15 assists, nine digs and five blocks from freshman setter Cecilia Aragao (Recife, Brazil) and 13 digs from freshman Amanda Love (Southfield, Mich.).
VCU returns to the court on Friday, Sept. 2 when it meets Xavier at the University of Maryland Invitational in College Park, Md. at 10 a.m.