Thursday, September 4, 2014

GW Volleyball Sweeps Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico in Exhibition

Kelsey Newman (#15) led GW with 14 kills

From our friends at GW Athletics...

Colonials Do Not Concede a Set For Fourth Straight Match

Senior Kelsey Newman swung .333 with a match-high 14 kills as the George Washington volleyball team defeated the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico, 3-0, in an exhibition match on Wednesday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center. Set scores were 25-19, 25-22, 25-17.

GW hit .299 in the match (43k-14e-97a) while limiting UMET to a .134 attack percentage. The Colonials' defense forced 21 attack errors and totaled 7.0 team blocks while out-digging the opposition by a margin of 48-32.

Great stuff by Jordan Trimmer (#18)

The win marks the fourth straight outing to open the season that GW has not conceded a set.

Eyes on the prize: Trimmer and Maddy Doyle (#16)

UMET opened the first set on a 8-3 run before the Colonials rallied to take a 16-14 lead and eventually GW earned a 25-19 victory.

Loren Williams (#7) added 6 points

The Colonials swung .333 with just three attack errors in the second frame to take a 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-17 win.

Doyle and Natalie Leger (#14)

GW completed the sweep by forcing 10 UMET attack errors and converting 76-percent (13-17) of side-out opportunities en route to a 25-17 third-set win.

Chidima Osuchukwu scored 13 points

Junior Jordan Timmer and sophomore Emily Clemens each tallied double-digit assists for the Colonials with 23 and 12, respectively.

Emily Clemens provided 12 assists in the 3rd set

Defensively, sophomore Chidima Osuchukwu posted a match-high four blocks (two solo, two assists) while junior Maggie Skjelbred added three block assists.

Dynamite D by Osuchukwu & Aaliya Davidson (#11) 

Freshman Christina Porada paced the defense with a match-high 14 digs and junior Maddy Doyle contributed 12 digs.

Frosh Christina Porada (#1)

Ashley Jimenez paced UMET with 10 kills while Yajaira Acevedo added nine winners.

The sky's the limit for Maggie Skjelbred (#12)

GW resumes the regular season at this weekend's James Madison Invitational in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Colonials will face Southeastern Louisiana on Friday before a doubleheader against Hampton and the host Dukes on Saturday.

Head Coach Amanda Ault was all smiles

Click here for last night's box score.