Volleyball Drops 3-1 Decision to New Mexico
McLaughlin Again Paces Colonial Offense With 15 Kills
Sept. 10, 2004
NEWARK, DE -- The George Washington volleyball team fell to the University of New Mexico, 3-1, Friday afternoon at the Delaware Invitational at Newark, DE. The Lobos won the match, 33-31, 30-17, 26-30, 30-25, in one hour, 56 minutes.
For the fourth time in five matches, sophomore Juliene McLaughlin led the Colonials in kills with 15 but hit just .140 with nine errors in 43 swings. GW junior Shannon Parks posted an errorless hitting performance with seven kills in 16 attempts for a .438 percentage. Fellow sophomore Kelly Kabbes hit .476 (12-2-21). Libero Jessica Vesey led the Colonials with 19 digs.
New Mexico's Kelly Therkelesen led all players with a match-high 25 kills while hitting .512 and teammate Adah Burke added a match-high 25 digs. Nicole Ryan (15 kills) and Samie Weber (13 kills) were the other Lobos with double-figure kills.
New Mexico (2-3) hit .305 with 74 kills compared to .172 (54 kills) for GW. UNM also recorded 62 assists to 46 for the Colonials.
The Colonials, who began last season with a 10-0 start, is now 0-5 to begin the 2004 season and are suffering through an eight-match skid dating back to the end of last season. GW will look for its first victory later Friday when they take on Albany at 4:30 p.m. in the Delaware Invitational.