Sept. 4, 2004
IRVINE, CA -- George Washington sophomore Juliene McLaughlin continued her strong play with a match-high 16 kills in GW's 3-1 loss to Northeastern Saturday in the UC Irvine Tournament at Irvine, CA. The Huskies won the match, 30-22, 30-21, 28-30, 30-24 in two hours and 11 minutes.
McLaughlin, a sophomore from Ontario, Canada, has led GW in kills in each of the first three matches of the season including her career-high 34 kills against William & Mary Friday. Along with her 15 digs, she also has posted back-to-back double-doubles.
Northeastern hit .213 (57 kills, 22 errors, 164 attempts) as a team compared to .066 (50-38-181) for the Colonials. The Huskies were sharper from the service line as well with seven aces and eight service errors compared to GW's four aces and 11 service errors.
GW junior Abigail Hatter recorded her second straight errorless hitting match with seven kills in 12 attempts without an error for a .583 percentage. In the team's first three matches, Hatter is hitting .565 with 13 kills and has not yet committed a hitting error.
GW junior libero Jessica Vesey added a team-high 16 digs and was the only other Colonial with double-figure digs.
Northeastern's Whitney Turner paced the Huskies with 15 kills and had 20 digs. NU's Kira Batura led all players with 23 digs.
GW (0-3) tries to salvage a victory on the West Coast trip when it takes on the host Anteaters of UC Irvine at 10:30 p.m. (EST) Saturday.