FORDHAM CAN’T SLOW RED HOT VCU  

 

Score: VCU 3, Fordham 0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-23)
Location: Bronx, N.Y. (Rose Hill Gymnasium)
Records: VCU 20-5 (11-0 A-10), Fordham 9-14 (2-9)

The short story: VCU extended its win streak to 14 matches behind a balanced attack Friday night in the Bronx.

OPENING VOLLEY

  • Senior opposite Gina Tuzzolo (Newport News, Va.) blasted 11 kills and hit .435 to lead the VCU attack. She was one of four Rams to record eight or more kills
  • Redshirt senior middle blocker Jaelyn Jackson (South Chesterfield) hit .500 and registered 10 kills for the Black and Gold
  • Senior outside Vicky Giommarini (Rome, Italy) and middle Kat Young supplied nine and eight kills, respectively, for VCU. You also provided four blocks
  • Senior middle blocker Jasmin Sneed (San Antonio, Texas) patrolled the middle to the tune of six kills and five blocks for VCU
  • Elise Benjamin led Fordham with eight kills

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU controlled the match from the outset. The Black and Gold outhit Fordham by a .292-.124 margin. VCU also outblocked the opposition 8-5 and recorded 51 digs for Forham's 44
  • VCU limited to a hitting percentages of .022 and .029 in the first and second sets on the way to a 2-0 lead. Fordham did hit .364 in the third, but VCU responded by hitting .533 without committing an error

NOTABLE

  • VCU extended its season-high win streak to 14 matches. The Black and Gold has won its last 10 matches via the sweep. VCU has lost just two sets in conference play this season
  • VCU has won 38 of its last 39 Atlantic 10 Conference regular season matches

NEXT UP
VCU will take on Rhode Island on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. in Kingston, R.I.

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