RAMS DISPATCH GEORGE WASHINGTON, BOOK 20TH WIN

SCORES: VCU 3, George Washington 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-18)
LOCATION:
Richmond, Va. (Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
RECORDS:
VCU 20-3 (6-2 A-10), George Washington 8-14 (5-3 A-10)

POWER POINTS
  • Freshman Martina Samadan hit .385 with six kills and added four blocks as VCU won its sixth straight match and swept the season series with George Washington.
  • The Rams out hit the Colonials .263 to .099.
  • Senior outside hitter Kristin Boyd smacked nine kills and hit .250, while freshman Romana Kriskova provided eight kills and an ace for VCU.
  • George Washington caught VCU on its heels in the second set and stormed to a 10-6 advantage. But a short time later, back-to-back kills by VCU senior Anett Farkas sparked a 4-0 run to tie the match at 12-12. The teams battled to a 22-all tie before kills by Samadan and Farkas put the Rams in control 24-22.
  • VCU out-dug GWU 39-37 behind sophomore libero Amanda Love, who collected 16.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • Friday's victory gives the Rams 20 for the third time under Head Coach James Finley (2005, 2009). It's the ninth 20-win season in program history.
  • VCU was out-blocked in the match 7-5. It's just the third time this year the Rams have trailed in that category.
  • The Rams hit .263, their sixth straight contest over .250.
  • VCU is 8-0 at home this season and has won 12 straight at the Stuart C. Siegel Center.
  • Boyd surpassed 1,200 career kills in the win. She is just the second player in school history to reach the 1,200-kill plateau.
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU seeks redemption on Saturday, Oct. 20 when it welcomes Duquesne to the Verizon Wireless Arena at 7 p.m. The Dukes topped VCU 3-1 Sept. 21 in Pittsburgh.
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