Volleyball Improves to 2-0 with 3-1 Victory Over American
Prepare for Showdown With Undefeated GMU Saturday at 5 p.m.
Aug. 29, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC -- For the second straight contest, the GW Volleyball team overcame a deficit to win a match. The Colonials improved to 2-0 with a 3-1 victory over host American in the fourth match of the 2009 DC Challenge Saturday afternoon at American University's Bender Arena. GW prevailed by the scores 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-21 in just under two hours.
After the Eagles took the first set, 25-22, GW came back to edge AU, 25-23, in a closely-played set. GW controlled the third set and took a 20-13 lead before American rallied to close within three at 22-19. A pair of kills by Butz and one from Hill ended the set, 25-21, in favor of GW.
Set four was tied four times, the last at 10-10 before GW got some separation with a 4-0 run powered by a pair of kills by Butz and an ace by Hill. The Colonials maintained a 3-4 point cushion before AU made another run to knot the set at 19-19 on a pair of kills by Magdalena Tekiel. GW forged ahead behind three more kills from Hill including the game-winner for the 25-21 triumph.
"Alyssa [Valentine] distributed the ball real well today," GW coach Jojit Coronel said afterward. "Both Abby [Syverson] and Katie [Zulandt] got a lot of sets today. Five different players got double-digit attempts indicating that we controlled our passing a lot better."
AU (0-2) was led by Angelina Waterman's 20 kills while Cynammon Burns added a match-high 20 digs. GW out-blocked the Eagles, 8.5 to 4.0 for the match.
With the victory, the Colonials increased their lead in the all-time series with American to 10-5.
The GW-AU match was the fourth in the six-match DC. The DC Challenge is a round-robin tournament that features George Mason and American in addition to the Colonials and Hoyas.
GW (2-0) plays again later Saturday at 5:00 p.m. against George Mason (2-0) at AU's Bender Arena. The host Eagles take on Georgetown (0-2) in Saturday's final match at 7 p.m.
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