VCU THUMPS LA SALLE, EARNS 16TH STRAIGHT WIN

Score: VCU 3, La Salle 0 (25-15, 25-17, 25-19)
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 19-2 (5-0 Atlantic 10), La Salle 10-11 (1-5)

The short story: The nation's longest win streak is alive and well on Broad Street. Sophomore outside hitter Vicky Giommarini recorded 12 kills as VCU overwhelmed La Salle Sunday on the way to its 16th straight victory at the E.J. Wade Arena.

OPENING VOLLEY

  • VCU has not lost since Sept. 1. With the win, the Rams matched their win total from all of last season (19-14).
  • Giommarini hit .435 and also contributed seven digs and three blocks to the VCU effort.
  • Three other Rams spiked seven kills apiece, including sophomore middle blocker Jasmin Sneed, who also registered six blocks. Sneed hit .600 in the match.
  • Sophomore setters Dajah Ard and Tyler Sroufe combined for 35 assists to spearhead an offense that hit .307 on the afternoon.
  • Madison Kuch provided six kills and hit .294 for La Salle.

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU outhit La Salle .307-.048. The Rams hit .364 and .318 in the first and second sets, respectively.
  • The Black and Gold, one of the nation's top blocking teams, racked up 9.5 blocks Sunday, compared to 4.0 for the Explorers.
  • VCU also owned advantages in digs (36-31) and service aces (4-0).

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • VCU has not lost a set in conference play this season.
  • The Rams improved to 11-0 all-time against La Salle with Sunday's win.
  • VCU is now 9-0 at home this season.
  • Sunday's match marked the fifth time this year the Rams have hit better than .300 in a match.
  • VCU did not allow a service ace for the second time this season.

NEXT UP
VCU will take on George Washington on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in Washington, D.C.

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