By: Jonathan Panda
VCU volleyball defeated another Atlantic 10 school with a 3-1 lead. So far, the Rams have won 23 straight games against Atlantic 10 schools. This is VCU’s fourth straight win against George Washington. Over 1,100 fans filled the Siegel center to watch the game. Special guest three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May Treanor was there to witness the victory. This victory extends VCU’S winning streak to 8 straight wins.
The Rams took the first set of the game 25-21. VCU made 10 out of 34 kill attempts while the Colonials only made 8 out of there 40 kill attempts. In the second set, VCU delivered 14 of their 32 kill attempts. George Washington made 9 of their 36 kill attempts. VCU dominated the first half of the game with a lead 2-0 lead. In the second half of the game, the Colonials came back to the court with much more aggression delivering back to back kills. The Colonials ended the third set with a 25-23 score. The Colonials made 10 of their 27 kill attempts for their only set victory of the night. VCU made 9 out of 30 kill attempts. For the last set, VCU lead the majority of the time in the fourth set. George Washington attempted 44 kills but only made 10. VCU took the game only making 6 of their 26 kills.
After the game, Junior Jasmine Sneed moved to second place all-time career blocks under her teammate senior Tori Baldwin. The junior outside hitter Julia Adler supplied seven blocks and nine kills for the rams. George Washington’s junior Skylar Lott delivered 13 kills and 10 digs for the Colonials. Colonials middle blocker Kelsey Clark racked up 12 kills and hit .241 for the night.
George Washington is now ranked ninth in the Atlantic 10 only ahead of Rhode Island. VCU 12-7 is now ranked (1) in the conference on top of (2) Dayton 16-5.
The Rams travel to face number (10) Rhode Island another Atlantic 10 school on Friday, October 26 at 7 P.M.