October 12, 2012

MILESTONES HIGHLIGHT 3-1 VCU WIN OVER SAINT LOUIS

SCORES: VCU 3, Saint Louis 1 (29-27, 22-25, 25-17, 25-19)
LOCATION:
Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center Auxiliary Gym)
RECORDS:
VCU 18-3 (4-2 A-10), Saint Louis 6-14 (1-5 A-10)

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Freshmen Romana Kriskova and Martina Samadan provided 19.5 points apiece as VCU captured its Atlantic 10 Conference home opener.
  • Senior Kristin Boyd spiked 14 kills and moved into second place on VCU's career list (1,187). Boyd trails only Shannon McMeekin, who blasted 1,362 kills from 1991-94 for the Rams.
  • Samadan was credited with 14 blocks (1 solo) and added nine kills and three aces. Samadan's 14 blocks are a career high and the most by a Ram in eight seasons under Coach James Finley.
  • Kriskova was a perfect 7-for-7 hitting in the third set as the Rams surged to a 25-17 win to take control of the match. She finished with 17 kills and hit .344.
  • VCU out hit Saint Louis .288-.120 and out blocked the Billikens 16.0 to 5.5.
  • Cecilia Aragao handed out 46 assists and added eight digs and six blocks for VCU.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • VCU has won four straight matches and six of its last seven. The Rams have lost just one set in the last four matches.
  • This was the first-ever meeting between VCU and Saint Louis.
  • With Friday's win, VCU surpassed its victory total from the 2011 season. The Rams are 144-113 in eight seasons under Finley.
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU returns to A-10 action on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. when it hosts Butler at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
 
 
 
 
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