Junior forward Neila Luma was one of the team’s offensive centerpieces last season, scoring a team-high 10.4 points per game and pulling 6.1 rebounds.
After guard Mei-Lyn Bautista and forward Kelsi Mahoney graduated, the Colonials must rely on younger leadership for the 2019-20 season.
Players said the team spent its lead-up to the season bonding over movies and D.C. outings and sharpening its individual and team skills.
The squad outscored the Lakers more than 2-to-1. GW never relinquished the lead, stifling any hope of a Mercyhurst comeback and winning 75–37.
The Colonials dropped their first game with the Billikens Friday and repeated the loss against the Flyers Saturday.
At the beginning of her final season with the Colonials (7–7, 1–0 A-10), Iott notched a career-high in kills (33) against George Mason.
The Colonials clawed back from a two-set deficit, winning three consecutive sets to notch their first A-10 win of the year.
The Colonials only had one week to practice with new head coach Rob Castille before they competed in their final tournament of the fall season.
The Colonials lost the first two sets by a combined four points before dropping the final frame by 11 points.
Volleyball lost to George Mason 3–1 at home Thursday, extending GW’s losing streak to seven games.