Sports in Brief

Volleyball beats VCU

In a back-and-forth match that saw each team win two straight sets, the GW women’s volleyball team squeaked past VCU 3-2 in Richmond, Va. Wednesday night.

The Colonials (13-7) took the first two sets by scores of 25-23 and 25-20 before the Rams evened things up by taking the next two 25-21 and 25-16, with the third set alone seeing 13 ties and six lead changes. GW took the fifth set 15-11, giving them eight wins in their last nine contests.

Five different GW players finished with double-digit points, led by seniors Abby Syverson’s 16 and Katie Butz’s 15.5. Sophomore setter Alyssa Valentine also added a game-high 56 assists.

The Colonials will return to action Friday night at No. 21 Saint Louis.


Number Crunch: 8

The number of years since new men’s basketball assistant coach Brian Ellerbe left his head coaching position at Michigan. Ellerbe was the head coach at Michigan from 1997 to 2001.


Upcoming Games

Men’s water polo
vs. No. 17 Bucknell, Smith Center, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Md., Friday, 8 p.m.

Men’s soccer
at No. 15/25 Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C., Friday, 7 p.m.
at Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo., Sunday, 2 p.m.

Women’s soccer vs. Richmond, Mount Vernon Field, Saturday, 2 p.m.

Women’s volleyball at No. 21 Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo., Friday, 8 p.m.

Men’s tennis, Navy Invitational, Annapolis, Md., Friday-Sunday, all day

Men’s rowing, Occoquan Chase, Woodbridge, Va., Sunday, all day

Women’s rowing, Head of the Mon, Morgantown, W.Va., Saturday


The Last Word

“Those experiences really, really gnaw at you. So it was probably good for me – personally, mentally, psychologically – to just get out.” Men’s basketball assistant coach Brian Ellerbe

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