SWEEPS CONTINUE AS VCU TOPPLES FORDHAM  

Score: VCU 3, Fordham 0 (25-21, 25-21, 28-26)
Location: Bronx, N.Y. (Rose Hill Gymnasium)
Records: VCU 22-2 (8-0 A-10), Fordham 11-11 (3-6)

The short story: Junior middle blocker Tori Baldwin led four VCU players with double-digit kills as the Black and Gold cruised past Fordham in an offensive-minded contest. With the victory, VCU extended its win streak to 19 matches, the nation's longest active streak.

OPENING VOLLEY

  • Baldwin blasted 10 kills and hit .750 in the match. She also added four blocks on the defensive end.
  • Senior Alica Kandler and sophomore Vicky Giommarini led all players with 11 kills apiece for VCU. They hit .345 and .269, respectively.
  • Junior Julia Adler also got into the act offensively for VCU. She supplied seven kills on 11 swings and did not commit an error
  • VCU committed just 13 hitting errors on the day.
  • Senior libero Rebekah Strange dug nine balls and fired three more service aces.
  • Oliva Fairchild and McKenna Lahr provided 10 kills each for Fordham.

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU hit .352 in the match, including .483 and .344 in the first and second sets, respectively.
  • The Black and Gold weathered Fordham's biggest threat in the third set. In a back-and-forth affair, Fordham pushed ahead 24-23 on a Lahr kill, but VCU would fight off set point and eventually prevailed on back-to-back kills by Giommarini and Kandler in a 28-26 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • VCU has swept all eight of its conference matches.
  • VCU swept the season series with Fordham and improved to 6-3 all-time versus the Bronx Rams.
  • The Black and Gold hit better than .300 in both meetings with Fordham this season.
  • VCU has hit better than .300 in three of its past four matches.

NEXT UP
VCU will head to Kingston, R.I. to meet Rhode Island on Sunday, Oct. 22 at noon.

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