VCU SWEEPS WAY TO FIRST ATLANTIC 10 VICTORY IN SCHOOL HISTORY

SCORES: VCU 3, George Washington 0
LOCATION:
Washington, D.C. (Charles E. Smith Center)
RECORDS:
VCU 13-2, 1-1 A-10, George Washington 4-12, 1-1 A-10

NOTABLE
  • The victory is the first Atlantic 10 Conference win for the Rams in any sport. VCU is playing its inaugural season in the A-10 after 17 years in the Colonial Athletic Association.
HOW IT HAPPENED
  • VCU recorded 16.0 blocks (compared to 6.5 for George Washington) in three sets.
  • The Rams also out-hit the Colonials .326 to .087. VCU hit better than .320 in all three sets.
  • Freshman Martina Samadan hit .400 with five kills and eight blocks, while sophomore setter Cecilia Aragao also booked eight blocks with 33 assists.
  • Senior Kristin Boyd hit .370 with a match-high 13 kills, while classmate Anett Farkas provided eight kills.
  • Sophomore libero Amanda Love dug 13 balls, an average of 4.3 per set.
QUOTABLE
"It was a good all-around victory tonight. Our outsides were good. Kristin Boyd had a good night and Anett Farkas got back on track. Amanda Love had a great weekend and a terrific night tonight. She made some great saves on some balls."
 
"Winning our first conference game is a big pressure release. We felt like Duquesne is a great team and that we were going to have hands full, but with the way we played tonight, we thought we could've done that last night as well."
 
-- Head Coach James Finley
 
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • Samadan recorded 19 blocks in two matches this weekend, while the Rams booked 34.0 rejections.
  • VCU snapped an 11-match losing streak against George Washington with the victory. The Rams' last win in the series came during the 1984 season.
WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams will hit the road on Friday, Sept. 28 to take on Rhode Island in Atlantic 10 play in Kingston, R.I. at 7 p.m.
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