RAMS SLAY HOYAS 3-1  

Score: VCU 3, Georgetown 1 (25-16, 22-25, 26-24, 25-17)
Location: Richmond, Va. (E.J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 2-5, Georgetown 4-5

The short story: Junior opposite Gina Tuzzolo booked 13 kills and hit .480 to help lift VCU over Georgetown Tuesday night.

OPENING VOLLEY

  • Tuzzolo's 13 kills are a season high. She also provided four blocks, six digs and a pair of service aces
  • Junior outside hitter Vicky Giommarini continued to rack up kills Tuesday. She led all players with 15, while hitting .244 for the Black and Gold. Giommarini also supplied 12 digs and a share of three blocks
  • Seniors Tori Baldwin and Julia Adler, as well as junior Jasmin Sneed, were each credited with six blocks for the Rams
  • Junior Dajah Ard collected 12 digs and helped keep the VCU offense humming with 19 assists
  • Georgetown was led by Symone Speech, who registered 10 kills and three blocks

THE DIFFERENCE

  • The match swung on a VCU comeback in the third set. The Rams fell behind 18-11, but staged a furious 12-4 rally, sparked by a pair of kills each by Giommarini and Tuzzolo, to grab a 23-22 lead. Following a Georgetown service error, Ard clinched the set, and a 2-1 match lead, with an ace
  • The Rams limited the Hoyas to a .045 hitting percentage in the fourth set on the way to a 25-17 victory
  • VCU outblocked Georgetown 13-5 and outhit the Hoyas .218 to .071
  • Georgetown was also hurt by nine service errors

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • With six blocks Tuesday, Baldwin (426) moved within eight blocks of tying Kelsie Clegg's VCU career mark of 434
  • Giommarini has recorded three double-doubles (kills-assists) this season
  • VCU has won two straight over Georgetown and five of seven in the series

NEXT UP
VCU will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., where it will take on Florida State at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7.

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