GW Volleyball Falls to No. 18 North Carolina, 3-0, on First Day of Carolina Classic

Sept. 13, 2013

Box Score

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The George Washington volleyball team fell to No. 18 North Carolina, 3-0, on Friday evening in the second match of the Carolina Classic at Carmichael Arena. Set scores were 14-25, 23-25, 10-25.

GW (3-5) struggled offensively in the first set, but still was able to keep pace with North Carolina in the early portion of the frame. However, with North Carolina (7-0) leading 14-12, the Tar Heels erupted for an 11-2 run to clinch the first set 25-14.

In the second set, the teams battled through 12 ties and six lead changes before North Carolina took a 2-0 lead with a 25-23 victory. The Colonials trailed 6-4 in the early going before tying the score at 10-10. From there, no team led by more than two points until the final moments.

With North Carolina up 22-20, a kill by sophomore Maggie Skjelbred and a Tar Heel attack error tied the score at 22-22. Another attack error gave the Colonials a 23-22 edge, but North Carolina scored the final three points to clinch the set.

North Carolina was in control in the final set, sprinting out to a 7-2 lead on the way to a 25-10 victory to clinch the match.

Freshman Chidima Osuchukwu led the Colonials with six kills in 12 attempts. Freshman Emily Clemens added five error-less kills in addition to 16 assists and 11 digs for her first collegiate double-double.

Junior Gabrial Rushton posted four block assists while sophomore Maddy Doyle tallied a team-best 14 digs.

The Colonials face Albany on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., before concluding the tournament against James Madison at 5:30 p.m.



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