The GW women’s volleyball team cruised to victory Wednesday night with a three-game sweep of visiting Fordham at the Smith Center.
Led by the impressive play of sophomore Julie Jahnke and junior Gabriela Mojska, GW (7-4, 2-1) won its second straight Atlantic 10 match and handed the visiting Rams their third consecutive conference loss.
The third game was a hard-earned victory for the Colonial women. Fordham (4-5, 0-3) jumped out to a 5-0 lead, which disappointed GW head coach Susie Homan.
“We work on not getting in a hole,” Homan said. “They were scoring points off of our errors.”
The Colonial women committed nine errors in the final game, but Jahnke had many of her match-high 15 kills in leading the GW offense. The game went back and forth, and each team made four separate runs of at least three points during the intense third game.
Down 14-9, GW rallied to win the final game 17-15 led by Mojska’s 11 kills and 18 digs and the enthusiastic leadership of senior captain Angela Vitale.
Despite the challenging third game, Homan thought her team was in complete control of the match.
“We stayed very composed,” Homan said.
GW put in a solid team effort in winning the first game 15-8. The Colonial women had 10 kills and only committed two errors in the early victory.
Fordham helped out GW by committing 10 of its 26 total errors in the second game. The Colonial women won that game 15-9.