Volleyball pounds Fordham

The GW women’s volleyball team rebounded from its loss to Temple by pounding host Fordham in three games Friday night. The Colonials’ 15-12, 15-3, 15-11 beating of the Rams at the Rose Hill Gym was led by senior Tracee Brown, who nailed 21 of GW’s 52 kills in the match. All six GW freshman competed against Fordham, including Mandy Mereness, who had three assists in her first career match.

GW (9-3, 1-1 Atlantic 10) stormed out of the gate hitting 23 kills in the first game and held on despite Fordham’s 16 kills. GW senior Suzana Manole posted another double-double with 11 kills and 18 digs. Manole did not commit an error in the game.

GW’s defense allowed Fordham only 33 kills in the game, and the Colonials had 15 more digs (67-52) than the Rams. Senior Jill Levey had 16 digs to go along with a match-high 36 assists.

The only blowout game of the match was the second game, in which GW committed just three errors. Even when Fordham put together its best game of the match in the third and final game with 10 kills and two errors, the Colonials stood stronger, pounding 19 kills.

GW has won 10 of 11 matches all-time since the two teams began playing each other in 1995. The Colonials will look to extend their A-10 winning streak to two games when they take on La Salle on the road Tuesday night.

-Zach Leibowitz

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