STRANGE, KANDLER PUSH RAMS TO 14TH WIN

Score: VCU 3, George Washington 1 (25-21, 25-19, 21-25, 25-18)
Location: Washington, D.C. (Smith Center)
Records: 14-10 (5-3 A-10), George Washington 7-15 (1-7)

The short story: Junior Alica Kandler racked up 12 kills and junior Rebekah Strange backed VCU's defense with 20 digs in a 3-1 win at George Washington.
 
OPENING VOLLEY
  • VCU snapped a two-match losing streak with Friday's win and swept the season series from George Washington.
  • With the win, VCU matched its victory total from all of last season.
  • Kandler hit .235 in the match at and added five service aces and 11 digs.
  • Sophomore Julia Adler kicked in 11 kills to the VCU attack.
  • Setters Dajah Ard and Tyler Sroufe combined for 44 assists in four sets.
  • Freshman Jasmin Sneed continued to impress in her rookie season, contributing seven kills and five blocks while hitting .500.
  • Aaliya Davidson led all players with 15 kills for George Washington.
THE DIFFERENCE
  • VCU served up 11 aces in the match and has now victimized George Washington for 24 aces in two meetings this season.
  • The Rams dug 50 balls and held the Colonials to a .122 hitting percentage.
  • The Black and Gold raced out to a 2-0 lead in the match and hit .360 in the second set alone.
QUOTABLE
"It was a good match. Alica played really great and served terrific. She was really steady on all her assignments. Madalon Simpson came in off the bench and really played well and worked well with Rebekah Strange. Tyler Sroufe came in set a consistent match and that was good. We need to keep getting better in that area. We're happy to keep it moving and now we've got to get ready for George Mason tomorrow." – VCU Coach Jody Rogers
 
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU will take on George Mason on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Fairfax, Virginia. 
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