VCU Volleyball vs. Fordham

VCU Volleyball extends win streak to 12
By:Brad Lofton

VCU volleyball came into their second conference matchup against Fordham University with a record of 14-2 and on a hot streak of winning 11 games. This was a highly anticipated match up to see if Fordham could stop VCU’s historic winning streak and give them the first lost at there home arena.

Both teams looked ready heading into the first set. VCU took the first point of the set. However, Fordham came back to tie it up with VCU at 7-7. Until VCU was able to take a small lead in the first set at 10-7. VCU was able to stretch their lead and make it 17-12 giving the Rams big enough lead that they would not give up. They rolled for a 25-22 win in the first set.

VCU felt confident after a first set win. However, it got them in trouble for the second set. Fordham gained a 9-5 point lead which forced VCU head coach Jody Rogers to take a timeout to get the Rams regrouped again. Rogers timeout was well timed as the team came out better than ever shrinking Fordham’s lead to 21-20, being down only by one. Fordham head coach Gini Ullery-Shrift took a big time out to see if they can stop the Rams momentum. VCU took the lead at 23-22 after being down for the majority of the set and eventually took the set entirely at 26-24 in a dramatic comeback finish. This gave the Rams a 2-0 advantage heading into the third set.
Heading into the third set the Rams looked to get ahead fast with the momentum they got from the second set and surely enough they did that. Opening the lead to 10-7. The Rams then took their biggest lead of the entire game at 17-10. VCU then easily took home the victory by winning the third set and the match 25-16.

This win keeps the Rams perfect at there home arena and brings there total record to 15-2, while pushing their win streak to 12. They will looking to make that 13 when they play at Davidson Sept.30

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