HISTORIC VCU SEASON BROUGHT TO A CLOSE BY XAVIER

Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament (Semifinals)
Scores:
#2 Xavier 3, #3 VCU 0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-20)
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
Records:
VCU 25-6, Xavier 20-10

TALKING POINTS
  • Second-seeded Xavier swept third-seeded VCU for the second time this month in the Atlantic 10 Conference Semifinals at Duquesne University.
  • The Musketeers advance to meet top-seeded Dayton Sunday in the A-10 Championship Match.
  • The Rams hit just .043 against the Musketeers and managed only 23 kills in three sets.
  • A-10 Rookie of the Year Martina Samadan led VCU with seven kills and eight blocks.
  • Freshman Romana Kriskova added six kills and six blocks for the Rams, while sophomore Amanda Love accounted for 13 of VCU's 41 digs.
  • Xavier's Kelsey Dunaway led all players with 10 kills.
  • Saturday marked the final college match for VCU seniors Kristin Boyd, Anett Farkas, Marisa Low and Jasmine Waters.
QUOTBLE
"It's a bummer, but I'm really proud of the team. It was a great year, we had a lot of great wins for our program. We'll finish in the 60s in the RPI, and it's a good step for our program."
 
--VCU Coach James Finley
 
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • VCU finishes the year with 25 wins, its second most in eight seasons under Finley. The Rams have topped 20 wins three times during his tenure.
  • Samadan established school single-season records for hitting percentage (.349), blocks per set (1.67) and total blocks (172).
  • Boyd ends her career with the second-most kills in school history. In four seasons, she provided more than 1,200 kills.
  • The Rams were originally selected sixth in the A-10 Preseason Coaches Poll, but finished third in their inaugural season.
VCU TRIPPED UP AT FORDHAM
September 30, 2012 VCU TRIPPED UP AT FORDHAM
2012 VCU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW
August 23, 2012 2012 VCU VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW