VCU WIN STREAK HALTED BY WICHITA STATE 3-0

Scores: Wichita State 3, VCU 0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-22)
Location:
Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena)
Tournament:
Comcast Lady Vol Classic
Records:
VCU 7-2, Wichita State 8-1

TALKING POINTS
  • VCU was held to a .065 hitting percentage as it saw its three-match win streak stopped by Wichita State Saturday.
  • The Shockers hit .264 and outblocked the Rams 9-5.
  • The Rams were paced by sophomore Romana Kriskova, who provided a match-high 15 kills, plus six digs and two blocks.
  • VCU also received 10 kills from sophomore Kalah Jones and junior setter Cecilia Aragao handed out 31 assists.
  • Junior libero Amanda Love anchored the back row with 14 digs.
TURNING POINT
  • Trailing 1-0 in the match, VCU took a 12-11 lead in the second set and looked primed to tie up the contest. But the Shockers used an 11-3 burst to grab a 22-15 advantage and take control.
  • In the third set, the Rams rallied from a 19-11 deficit to knot the match at 22-all following three straight points by Kriskova's hand (two kills, one block). However, WSU closed with a 3-0 spurt, punctuated by a pair of Katie Reilly kills, to secure the match.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
  • Kriskova is averaging 4.82 kills per set through nine matches this season, more than double her average from 2012 (2.39).
WHAT'S NEXT
The Rams return to the Thompson-Boling Arena court at 7 p.m. Saturday to face host Tennessee in the final match of the Comcast Lady Vol Classic.
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