Volleyball Falls To Long Island, 3-0

Sept. 9, 2005

Box Score

ATLANTA, GA -- The George Washington volleyball team fell to Long Island, 30-27, 30-18, 30-25 Friday afternoon in the opening match of the Georgia Tech Renaissance Invitational at Tech's O'Keefe Gymnasium.

LIU's Martina Wagner led all players with 16 kills and hit .290. Her Blackbird teammate, Lizelle Jackson, added 11 kills. Both players recorded 12 digs. As a team, the Blackbirds hit .225 (44-19-111) compared to GW's .147 (36-21-102). GW outblocked LIU, 9-to-4, including 18 block assists to just six for the Blackbirds.

GW senior captain Jessica Vesey was the only Colonial with double-figure digs with 11. Janine Brown's nine kills led the Colonials. GW junior Kelly Kabbes had the most success offensively hitting .444 with five kills with one error in nine attacks. Serving was a problem for the Colonials who had 10 service errors and one ace while LIU served 10 aces while committing just five service errors.

The tournament marks a return home for GW senior Shannon Parks who is a native of suburban Marietta, GA. Parks had four kills and assisted on five blocks Friday.

The Colonials (2-3) next face the host Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech Friday at 7:30 p.m. It marks the home opener for Georgia Tech which was ranked 20th by the AVCA earlier this season. The Colonials will also play Western Kentucky on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in Atlanta.

2005 Georgia Tech Renaissance Invitational Schedule

Long Island def. GW, 30-27, 30-18, 30-25
Long Island vs. Western Kentucky, 5 p.m.
George Washington vs. Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m.

Long Island vs. Georgia Tech, 12 p.m.
Western Kentucky vs. George Washington, 2 p.m.
Western Kentucky vs. Georgia Tech, 8 p.m.



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