BALANCED RAMS BLITZ GEORGE WASHINGTON, WIN 13TH STRAIGHT  

Score: VCU 3, George Washington 0 (25-23, 26-24, 25-14)
Location: Washington, D.C. (Smith Center)
Records: VCU 17-7 (12-0 Atlantic 10), George Washington 8-15 (2-9)

The short story: Five players spiked at least seven kills as balanced VCU cruised to a 3-0 win over George Washington Friday in the nation's capital. VCU has won 13th straight matches.

OPENING VOLLEY

  • Junior opposite Gina Tuzzolo supplied 10 kills and hit .444 to lead the VCU attack
  • Sophomore outside hitter Paula Neciporuka and junior middle blocker Jasmin Sneed added nine kills each for the Rams. Sneed did not commit an error in 10 swings and also provided three blocks
  • Senior outside hitter Vicky Giommarini provided plays all over the court for the Black and Gold. She totaled eight kills, 16 digs, three blocks and a pair of service aces
  • Skylar Iott led all players with 15 kills for George Washington

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU outhit the Colonials .273-.127
  • The Rams owned a 58-40 advantage in digs
  • George Washington led the first set 22-21, only to watch VCU use a double block by Giommarini and Sneed, followed consecutive kills by Neciporuka and senior outside Julia Adler, to take a 24-22 advantage. Neciporuka finished the job with a kill two plays later
  • The Colonials nearly evened the match in the second set, but senior middle blocker Tori Baldwin led a 3-0 burst with a kill and a block to turn a 24-23 George Washington lead into a 26-24 VCU triumph

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • VCU improved to 12-0 in the Atlantic 10 with Friday's win. The Rams have won 28 straight matches against A-10 opponents
  • Baldwin, who set VCU's record for career blocks earlier this season, registered three blocks to become the first Ram to reach 500

NEXT UP
VCU will take on George Mason Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Fairfax, Va.

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