September 6, 2011

HOT-HITTING GEORGETOWN HALTS VCU, 3-0

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Georgetown used a multi-faceted attack to turn away a determined Virginia Commonwealth University squad, 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-22) Tuesday night at McDonough Arena.

Senior Courtney Hott (Fredericksburg, Va.) spurred VCU (2-5) with six kills and four blocks. Hott, a 6-2 middle blocker, hit .333 on the evening.
 
Despite Hott's presence, the Rams failed to rattle the Hoya offensive blitz. Five players recorded seven or more kills for Georgetown, including Brooke Bachesta, who led all players with nine.
 
Georgetown hit .329 for the evening, topping .300 in both the second and third sets.  VCU hit a commendable .228 on the night, but was outshined by the efficient Hoyas (4-2).
 
Also for the Rams, senior Jessica Ojukwu (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was credited with five kills and four blocks, while junior outside hitter Kristin Boyd (Wilmington, N.C.) blasted nine kills.
 
Both teams recorded eight blocks and five service aces.
 
The Rams looked up to the task early, trading the lead with Georgetown five times in the first set before falling, 25-22.
 
In the second the teams battled to a 5-5 tie before the Hoyas used back-to-back kills by Annalee Abell and Alex Johnson to spark a 7-3 burst. That would be all the separation Georgetown would need, as the Hoyas built a 19-13 lead on the way to a 25-22 win.
 
VCU returns to action on Sept. 9-10, when it opens its home schedule with the VCU/Third Degree Sportswear Invitational at the Verizon Wireless Arena. The Rams will take on Cornell on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. and then meet North Carolina A&T and George Washington on Saturday, Sept. 10.
 
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