VCU BLOCKS FORDHAM 3-0

Score: VCU 3, Fordham 0 (25-9, 25-17, 25-21)
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 17-10 (7-3 A-10), Fordham 10-15 (3-7)

The short story: Freshman Jasmin Sneed recorded a VCU season-high 12 blocks to lead a dominant front-line performance in the Black and Gold's convincing win over Fordham Friday night at the E.J. Wade Arena.
 
OPENING VOLLEY
  • Behind Sneed, VCU tied a season-high with 17 blocks in just three sets.
  • Sneed's 12 blocks were just two shy of the school record of 14, set in 2012.
  • VCU recorded seven blocks in the first set alone as they held Fordham to an eye-popping -.344 hitting percentage. It was the fewest points VCU has surrendered in a set this season.
  • Julia Adler led VCU's offensive attack with seven kills – not to mention eight blocks of her own.
  • Freshman Gina Tuzzolo, a reigning Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Rookie of the Week, hit .444 with four kills and four blocks.
  • Freshman Madalon Simpson, who started at libero for VCU, dug 17 balls.
  • Olivia Fairchild led all players with 12 kills for Fordham.
THE DIFFERENCE
  • Overall, VCU outblocked Fordham 17-5 and outhit the Rams from the Bronx by a margin of .193 to -.087. Fordham produced nine more errors (35) than kills in the match.
  • VCU trailed just twice all night, both occurring in the second set.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • VCU is 14-4 since it began the year 3-6.
  • With the win, the Black and Gold remains in contention for one of two first round byes for the A-10 Tournament. VCU trails Rhode Island and Saint Louis by a game in the standings for the final bye.
WHAT'S NEXT
VCU will host Rhode Island on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Siegel Center. VCU will honor senior Sydney Cooper prior to the match. 
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