The Colonials only trailed once in the game, but did not gain a double-digit lead until the 31st minute of play.
The men’s and women’s basketball teams announced their lineups, faced off in shooting contests and danced in front of a crowd at the Smith Center Friday.
Rob Castille, the new men’s tennis head coach, led the men’s and women’s tennis programs at Saint Francis for five seasons.
Underclassmen account for more than half of GW’s goals this year and 60 percent of the shots taken.
In the past five games, volleyball has averaged a .112 attack percentage compared to .146 percent on the season.
The loss to West Virginia drops the Colonials’ record below .500 for the first time since mid-September.
First-year head coach Shane Winkler said he wants to elevate the Colonials to where they are consistently competing for Atlantic 10 Championships.
Maria Siopacha has already represented GW once this season when she competed at the ITA Oracle Masters last weekend in Malibu, Calif.
The Colonials held a 3-8 record through their first 11 games last season, but now head into A-10 play with a winning record.
Sophomore midfielder Alexis Williams leads the Colonials in goals scored with four to her name through eight games this season.