Rams Fall to #1 Seed Flyers in A10 Tournament to End Season, 3-1

Score: Dayton 3, VCU 1
Location: Dayton, Ohio (Frericks Center)
Records: VCU 17-13 (9-5), Dayton 27-5 (13-1)

 

THE BASICS

  • Kalah Jones led the team with 16 kills, while Jessica Young and Janelle Sykes added 10 each, but it was not enough to overcome the #1 seeded Dayton Flyers who took the match 3-1.
  • VCU jumped out to a 9-5 lead in the first set and never looked back, taking the set 25-20. The Rams lead reach a high point of eight, 24-16, but Dayton fought back to pull within four to mount a small comeback. A kill from Young squashed the Flyers' comeback attempt and handed VCU a 1-0 lead.
  • Dayton fought back in a big way in the second set, taking it by a score of 25-13 and evening the match at 1-1. The Flyers scored the first three points of the set and saw their lead balloon to seven, 10-3. They never led by fewer than six for the rest of the set.
  • A 25-17 decision gave Dayton the third set. VCU hung tough and stayed with a couple of points for much of the set before eventually bringing the score to a 15-15 tie. The Flyers then scored 10 of the next 12 points to take the set and a 2-1 lead in the match.
  • The fourth and final set was the closest set of the night. The teams traded points back and forth and the largest lead was a 13-10 advantage in favor of Dayton. VCU fought back to take a 19-18 lead and remained tied with the Flyers until the score reached 23-23. Dayton, however, scored the final two points of the match to it 3-1, ending VCU's season.

QUOTABLE FROM COACH JODY ROGERS

  • "Dayton is obviously very good. I thought our girls played well today, but we didn't have any of the type of extraordinary performances we probably needed to win today."
  • "I feel for our seniors. They have all those wins the last four years, and it's hard to see successful careers come to an end. They've been critical to the growth of this program the last four years."


BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • VCU finishes the season with a 17-13 record and its seventh consecutive top-four conference finish.