Volleyball Wraps Play at GW Invitational

Sept. 2, 2017

WASHINGTON - Freshman Callie Fauntleroy was named to the All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the George Washington Invitational on Saturday at the Charles E. Smith Center.

The Wilmette, Illinois, native had an outstanding weekend with a trio of breakout performances across two days. In total, she committed just one attack error while swinging .464 for the weekend with 27 kills. She also was active on the block, totaling 19 rejections (one solo, 18 assists).

The Colonials fell in a pair of hard-fought matches on Saturday to LIU Brooklyn and Hofstra.
Match 1: LIU Brooklyn 3, GW 2 - Box Score
Key Stats

  • Four players finished with double-digit kills, led by Fauntleroy's 14 winners. Senior Kristel Moor and sophomore Skylar Iott each added 11 kills while freshman Marianna Warren chipped in 10.
  • Fauntleroy enjoyed a breakout game as she swung .500 for the match with just one attack error while accumulating her match-high kill total. She also recorded 10 blocks (one solo, nine assists) for her first career double-double.
  • Both of GW's setters tallied double-doubles as well. Sophomore Jaimeson Lee finished with 25 assists and a career-high 19 digs while graduate student Stacey Benton logged 22 assists and 11 digs.
  • The Colonials outblocked the opposition for the second time this weekend, totaling a season-high 17.0 team blocks compared to 9.0 for LIU Brooklyn.

    Set 1: GW 26, LIU Brooklyn 24
  • LIU opened the match on a 7-3 run but the Colonials chipped away to take an 11-10 lead.
  • The Blackbirds retaliated with five straight points to open a 15-11 lead and maintained the advantage until a 22-20 lead late in the frame.
  • A kill by junior Alexis Lete and an attack error tied the score, the beginning of a set-closing 6-2 run to give the Colonials an early lead in the match.

    Set 2: LIU Brooklyn 25, GW 20
  • LIU Brooklyn limited the Colonials to a .053 attack percentage (10k-8e-38a) en route to a 25-20 win in the second set which knotted the match at 1-1.
  • LIU Brooklyn led, 9-4, early in the frame but the Colonials stormed back to tie the score at 14-14 midway though.
  • The Blackbirds broke the stalemate with a 4-1 run and never trailed again en route to the win.

    Set 3: GW 25, LIU Brooklyn 21
  • GW fought out of an early 6-2 hole to take a 7-6 lead.
  • The teams traded points until LIU pulled ahead by three to take a 15-12 lead.
  • The Colonials answered with 9-2 run to seize a 21-17 lead and held on down the stretch for the 25-21 win and a 2-1 lead in the match.

    Set 4: LIU Brooklyn 26, GW 24
  • The Blackbirds pulled even in the match after fighting through ten ties and three lead changes.
  • The teams found themselves tied at 20-20 and traded points until a 24-24 deadlock. A kill and an attack error gave the frame to the Blackbirds, which forced a decisive fifth set.

    Set 5: LIU Brooklyn 16, GW 14
  • GW raced out to an 8-4 lead but LIU Brooklyn rebounded in a big way, scoring nine of the next 10 points to take a 13-9 lead.
  • GW regained the lead after a 5-0 run and was serving for the match at 14-13 but a pair of kills by LIU Brooklyn and a decisive attack error gave the win to the Blackbirds.

    Match 2: Hofstra 3, GW 2 - Box Score
    Key Stats
  • Fauntleroy concluded her standout weekend with 10 errorless kills (.500) to pace the Colonials' attack. She added two block assists.
  • She was joined in double figures by junior Aaliya Davidson, who finished with 11 kills (.321), six digs, two block assists and a service ace.
  • GW's eight service aces in nightcap was the second-highest total this season (9 vs .Wofford).

    Set 1: GW 25, Hofstra 20
  • GW got off to a hot start, swinging .444 (15k-3e-27a) and leading wire-to-wire in a 25-20 first-set win.
  • Sophomore Skylar Iott totaled six digs, two-thirds Hofstra's team total in the frame.
  • A pair of Colonials - Lete and Fauntleroy, finished with a perfect swing percentage after putting down four kills in four swings.

    Set 2: Hofstra 25, GW 16
  • Hofstra turned the tables on the Colonials in the second set, swinging .333 (15k-4e-33a) while limiting GW to just eight kills and five attack errors (.100).
  • GW trailed 15-10 before using a 5-2 run to pull within two points of the lead at 17-15, but Hofstra closed on an 8-1 run to take the set, 25-16.

    Set 3: Hofstra 25, GW 16
  • The Pride's hot hitting continued as they committed just two attack errors (.440) in the third and led from the start in a 25-16 win to move ahead, 2-1, in the match.

    Set 4: Hofstra 25, GW 22
  • A late Colonial rally was stymied as Hofstra clinched the match with a 25-22 win.
  • Hofstra opened on a 5-2 run but GW kept it close until pulling within two points of the lead at 18-16.
  • The Pride responded with four straight points to open a 22-16 lead.
  • GW used a 5-1 run to get back to two points at 23-21, but it was as close at it would get as Hofstra scored two of the last three points to clinch the win.

    Other Saturday Results
  • Indiana 3, Hofstra 1
  • Indiana 3, LIU Brooklyn 1

    All-Tournament Team
  • MVP: Meaghan Koors (Indiana)
  • Hayden Huybers (Indiana)
  • Bayli Lobe (Indiana)
  • Luisa Sydlik (Hofstra)
  • Ivania Ortiz (Hofstra)
  • Natalia Rivera (LIU Brooklyn)
  • Callie Fauntleroy (GW)

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