Volleyball rallies

The GW women’s volleyball team rallied from a two-game deficit to defeat Virginia Tech in five games and remain in the hunt for the playoffs.

GW took the match 6-15, 13-15, 15-13, 15-8, 16-14.

Down 12-8 in the third game of Friday’s contest at the Smith Center, and without injured setter Jill Levey, the Colonial women (14-8, 9-5 Atlantic 10) regrouped and pounded four consecutive kills to get back into the match. GW ran off eight consecutive points in the middle of the fourth game to take a 12-6 lead. Junior Tracee Brown had two kills and a block in that span.

In the final game Virginia Tech closed the late GW lead to 15-14, but juniors Julie Jahnke and Renee Arnold block assisted a kill attempt to give the Colonial women a thrilling victory.

We finally sucked it up and played with heart, Coach Yvette Moorehead said.

Senior Gabriela Mojska had 23 kills and Arnold added 19 in front of the vocal home crowd.

We want to thank our fans for coming, Mojska said. Without their support we could not have won.

The Colonial women host Dayton Friday.

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