GW volleyball suffers winless weekend

The Colonial volleyball team ended the season just as it started – winless – as the team lost both games in its last weekend of play. Plagued by hitting errors and lacking on offense, the team was swept on the road by Dayton 3-1 and Xavier 3-0 Friday and Saturday respectively. GW took only one game of the seven it played in the two days stretch.

Sophomore Ruth Lazzari had a game-high 14 kills and 14 digs against Xavier Saturday, but the Colonials (6-17, 5-10 A-10) were easily swept 30-22, 30-25, 30-18.

Xavier (22-3, 12-3 A-10) led a balanced attack with three players with 13 kills each, out-hitting GW .303 to .134. The Colonials also hurt their chances with passing error, committing eight more attack errors than their opponent.

Attack errors contributed to GW’s downfall Friday as well, as the team fell to Dayton 3-1 with 36 attack errors and a .101 hitting performance.

Sophomores Sarah Hokom and Lazzari put up impressive individual numbers in the loss. Lazzari notched her second double-double of the weekend, tallying 13 kills and 10 digs, while Hokom posted a double-double of her own with team-leading 15 kills and 12 digs.

The Flyers jumped out to an early lead in the first game, taking 12 of the first 15 points. They continued to take advantage of the Colonials errors throughout the match, hitting.299 percent with 62 kills and just 21 errors and beating GW 30-13, 26-30, 30-20, 30-24.

GW will finish its season at home Tuesday night at the Smith Center when it faces Temple on senior night. Shannon Farley, the only senior on this year’s team, will be honored before the match.

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