Sunday, October 25, 2015

Women's Volleyball: George Washington 3 Fordham 0

GW's Aaliya Davidson led all players with 16 kills

From our friends at GW Athletics...

GW Volleyball Rolls Past Fordham on Senior Night

Davidson Hits .441 with 16 Kills to Pace Colonials

Sophomore Aaliya Davidson swung .441 and committed just one attack error while tallying a match-high 16 kills to lead the George Washington volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep over Fordham on Senior Night at the Charles E. Smith Center. Set scores were 25-16, 25-16, 25-18.

GW (17-8, 6-3 A-10) swung .330 (46-13e-100a) for the match and held statistical advantages in kills (46-31), service aces (7-3), digs (44-34) and team blocks (8.0-3.0) as it sent Fordham (8-18, 2-6 A-10) to its fourth consecutive loss.

Senior Maddy Doyle (#17) & frosh Hanna Justesen (#6) celebrate

The Colonials opened the match with a dominant offensive effort in the first set, committing just two attack errors in the frame while swinging .455 en route to a 25-16 win. GW used a 9-3 run, including six consecutive points, midway through the set to build a 19-10 lead en route to a 1-0 advantage in the match.

Middle Blocker Kristel Moor (#15) contributed 6 kills 

GW used another substantial run in the second set to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match with a 25-16 win. Leading 10-8 early in the frame, a kill by senior Jordan Timmer ignited a spurt of seven consecutive points to put the Colonials ahead, 17-8. Fordham got three straight points to cut the deficit to 17-11, but the Colonials scored five of the next six points to extend the advantage to 22-12. Fordham would score just four more points in the frame as the Colonials built a 2-0 cushion in the match with the victory.

Senior Jordan Timmer led all players with 37 assists

Davidson recorded seven of her 16 kills in the final set as the Colonials cruised to a match-clinching 25-18 win. Davidson did not commit an error in the third frame, while Timmer assisted on 12 of GW's 13 kills.

Sophomore Christina Porada (#1) added 5 digs

Timmer directed the attack with 37 assists along with seven digs and four kills.

Colonials Head Coach Amanda Ault

Freshman Kelsey Clark turned in another efficient performance, totaling seven kills on a .417 attack percentage in addition to three blocks and two service aces. Senior Maggie Skjelbred also posted seven winners on the evening and added five block assists.

Senior Maggie Skjelbred (#12) celebrates one of her 7 kills

Sophomore Kristel Moor (six kills, two block assists) and freshman Hanna Justesen (six kills, 10 digs) also played key roles in GW's offensive output.

Hanna Justesen (#6) finished with 10 digs

Senior Maddy Doyle paced the back line by passing 12 digs in addition to three assists and two service aces.

Maddy Doyle recorded 2 service aces

GW returns to action next Saturday with a Revolutionary Rivalry battle at George Mason. First serve is scheduled for 1 p.m. The Colonials defeated the Patriots, 3-1, on Sept. 25.

Fordham Head Coach Gini Ullery

Click here for last night's box score.