October 20, 2012

RAMS KEEP WIN STREAKS ALIVE WITH SWEEP OF DUQUESNE

SCORES: VCU 3, Duquesne 0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-21)
LOCATION:
Richmond, Va. (Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
RECORDS:
VCU 21-3 (7-2 A-10), Duquesne 18-8 (6-3 A-10)

TALKING POINTS
  • VCU extended its overall win streak to seven and stretched its unbeaten mark at home to 13 matches. The Rams are 9-0 at the Siegel Center this year.
  • The Rams maintained their hold on second place in the Atlantic 10 with the victory. VCU and Xavier are tied and trail only Dayton.
  • VCU avenged a 3-1 loss to Duquesne on Sept. 21 in Pittsburgh.
  • Freshman middle blocker Martina Samadan produced 16.0 points on 12 kills, an ace and five total blocks for VCU.
  • Senior outside hitter Anett Farkas led all players with 14 kills and hit .355 for the Rams.
  • Freshman Romana Kriskova added eight kills, 10 digs and four blocks for VCU.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • VCU's 13-match home winning streak is the longest in school history.
  • The Rams have won all seven of their October matches and have dropped just one set over that period. VCU is hitting .285 as a team during its seven-match win streak.
  • Samadan is averaging 2.42 blocks per set in A-10 play.
WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams return to the road after completing a 4-0 homestand. VCU will head to Philadelphia next weekend, where it will meet Temple on Friday, Oct. 26 and La Salle on Saturday, Oct. 27.
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