Sunday, October 29, 2017

Women's Volleyball: GW 3 La Salle 1

GW's Kristel Moor (#17) led all players with 20 kills

From our friends at GW Athletics...

GW Volleyball Drops La Salle 3-1

Offensive onslaught clinches undefeated weekend at home

The George Washington volleyball team wrapped a perfect weekend at home with a 3-1 win over La Salle on Saturday night at the Charles E. Smith Center.

Key Stats:
• GW swung above .300 in the match (.303) in a complete team effort that saw three players record double-figure kills and three players hit .300 or better.

Junior Alexis Lete (#2) celebrates one of her 7 kills

• Senior Kristel Moor was dominant to lead the Colonials. She totaled a match-high 20 kills against just three errors (.415) and added five block assists.

Junior Gillian Kane (#10) added 3 digs

• Junior Kelsey Clark put down 13 winners to go with six digs, four block assists and four service aces.

13 kills for junior Kelsey Clark (#4)

• Senior Aaliya Davidson also had an efficient night, totaling 11 kills with only one error (.435). She added 13 digs for her second straight double-double.

Senior Aaliya Davidson (#11) added 11 kills & 13 digs

• Graduate student Stacey Benton facilitated the attack with 29 assists. She also finished with nine digs.

Stacey Benton (#8) led GW with 29 assists

• Freshman Sydney Welch followed her record-breaking performance on Friday with 16 digs on Saturday. For the weekend, she totaled 50 digs for an average of 6.25 per set.

16 assists & 2 kills for sophomore setter Jaimeson Lee (#14)

• Junior Alexis Lete put down seven errorless kills (.538) along with three block assists and two digs.

• Sophomore Skylar Iott only committed one error in 15 swings while adding six kills and seven digs.

How It Happened:
Set 1: GW 25, La Salle 15
• GW started the match by swinging a blistering .394 (15k-2e-33a) in the opening frame.

• Moor put down seven of her kills in the first set with just one attack error.

• GW started the match on a 4-0 run and extended the lead to 11-4 after three straight aces by Clark and a kill from Moor.

• The Colonials were never threatened and maintained a comfortable advantage throughout the first set.

Set 2: GW 25, La Salle 23
• The second set was much closer but GW prevailed after eight ties and two lead changes.

• La Salle put down 14 errorless kills in the frame but still came out on the losing end.

• The Explorers started on a 5-1 run but GW battled back to tie the match at 12-12 on a kill by Clark.

• La Salle regained a two-point lead at 15-13 but three straight points put the Colonials on top, 16-15.

• The teams traded the lead down the stretch before consecutive kills by Clark and sophomore Skylar Iott put GW ahead, 22-20, and forced a timeout.

• The stoppage had little effect as the Colonials clinched the set on a kill by Davidson.

Set 3: La Salle 25, GW 20
• La Salle escaped a hard-fought third set with the win.

• The Explorers led early by a score of 10-7 but GW rallied with five straight points to take a 12-10 lead.

• La Salle answered with a 7-2 run to take a 17-14 lead and force a timeout.

• GW kept it close, but La Salle turned away a late rally to hold on for the win.

Set 4: GW 25, La Salle 20
• GW regained its composure in a match-clinching fourth-set win.

• GW swung .293 in the final frame with 16 kills and four errors.

• Davidson tallied five of her 11 kills to lead the Colonials.

• GW broke a 12-12 tie with an 8-1 run to build a 20-13 lead and fought off a late La Salle surge to clinch the match.

Up Next:
• GW aims to win its season-best third straight match next Friday when it hosts George Mason in a Revolutionary Rivalry contest at the Smith Center at 7 PM.

• GW outlasted the Patriots, 3-2, on October 6 in Fairfax, Virginia.

Click here for last night's box score.